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2003 Athena Yearbook 

Volume 98 

Ohio University 

Athens, OH 

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Staff/Table of Contents 

molly tinker 

nick feltch 
erica lutterbein 

abby berger 

Jennifer bishop 

katie brandt 

beth comer 

lee freedman 

stacia golem 

Jennifer lambert 
kelly michael 
Jessica moss 

michelle shively 
kevin ziegler 

maria waltner 

andrea kjerrumgaard 
ki-eun kweon 

katie labbe 

robin pfingst 

lisa swarbrick 

alicia whissel 

bryan duffie 

Christopher mowder 

heather ryerson 

ming tsang 

Jessica folger 

hilary hempstead 

Christopher mowder 

kathy sand 

valerie turner 

james rodgers 

timothy price 

table of contents 

student life 





residence life 

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student activities 





Robert Glidden 

Gary North 

Charles P. Bird 

President of the University 

Vice President for Administration 

Vice President for Regional 
Higher Education 

Alan H. Geiger 

Leonard Raley 

John A. Bantle 

Assistant to the President 

Vice President for University 

Vice President for Research 

lancy Prichard Crist 

Richard P. Siemer 

Michael Sostarich 

Decial Assistant to the President 
)irector, Office of the President 

Vice President for Finance and 

Vice President for Student Affairs 

Maggi Channell 

Decial Assistant to the President 
Director, Events and 

Erek Perry 

Assistant to the President for 

Thomas Hodson 

aecial Assistant to the President 

Cathy Cooper 

Administrative Coordinator 

Stephen Kopp 


Ohio University Board ofTrustees 

Patricia A. Ackerman 

M. Lee Ong 

Gordon F. Brunner, chairman 

C. Daniel DeLawder 

Larry L. Schey 

M. Marnette Perry 

R. Gregory Browning 

C. David Snyder 

Robert D.Walker, Vice Chairman 

Barry J. SpiirlOCk, Student Trustee 

Tara M. StUCkey, Student Trustee 

Alan H. Geiger, secretary 

Richard P. Siemer, Treasurer 

It was neat to take 
my brother to the 
game and let him 
experience all the 
school spirit. 

- Leanna Jadwisiak, 
on Sibs' Weekend 

Student Life i Divider 

student life 







dads' weekend 


sibs' weekend 


multicultural events 


black history month 


snow day 


Students and alumni 
homecoming victory 

by katie br.J 

he dark, cloudy sky and rain-soaked streets failed to keep the OU students, alumni and their 
children away. They lined the sidewalk and crowded the windows of the Baker Center as the 
I Student Alumni Board 
kicked off Homecoming 
weekend with the fourth 
annual "Yell Like Hell" pep 
rally Thursday, October 10. 

Throughout the 
evening, the Marching 110 
provided the crowd and 
OU's dance team with 
booming beats. The band 
filled Union Street in front 
of Baker Center, shouting, 
dancing, and making the 
already enthusiastic crowd 
even more excited for 
Saturday's parade and foot- 
ball game. The OU cheer- 
leading squad also played a 
part in the event, periodical- 
ly launching mini-footballs 
into the crowd from where 
they stood beside the dance 
team on the Baker Center's 

As the rally came to 
a close, OU football head 
coach Brian Knorr took hold 
of the microphone. 

"Each of these 
men," he began, referring to 
the team standing before 
him, "is going to play their 
tails off Saturday and bring 
home a Homecoming win!" 

The crowd erupted 
with cheers at Knorr's 

For those who 
attended the pep rally, the 
Marching 110 served as a 
preview for the coming 

During Saturday's parade the band led the way through downtown Athens and stormed 
Peden Stadium's field for the football half-time show, keeping everyone present in anticipation of 
what was to come. Even some alumni opted to participate, marching in the Alumni Marching 110 
during the parade and during the half-time show. 

"The parade was my favorite," stated first-year Marching 110 tuba player Ben Saylor, 
"especially going down Court Street and seeing all the people cheering and dressed in Bobcat 

"I loved it," OU alumna Verna Shivley said of the parade. For the first time since her grad- 
uation in 1943, Shivley returned to OU and decided to walk around the campus on a self-guided 

Student Life I Homecoming 

Above: Senior Justin Middau 
shows his support for l 
Bobcats and the OU Water 
Team as he coasts along Un| 
Street during the Homecomi 

All photos on these pages by Alicia Whissel 

Left: Members of the Marching 110 crank it up 
a notch while performing in front of screaming 
Bobcat fans during the Homecoming Parade. 

Below: Sophomore Mandy Smith, senior 
Denise Antram, sophomore Erica Westa and 
junior Rachel Burda "Come Home" to the Delta 
Zeta Sorority house in style as they ride atop 
their float in the Homecoming Parade. 

Fjht: The OU Bobcat cheers for 
team during the Homecoming 
rade. Later in the day, the 
beats delivered a 55-27 victory 
sr Eastern Michigan. 

tour after the parade. "I miss the old part of the campus,' 
she continued, reminiscing of days spent dancing the jit 
terbug at the Student Union and taking part in schoo 

Alumni and friends Roger Farr and Jerry Amato, 
both of the class of 1963, also attended the parade and 
football game Homecoming weekend. 

"I love the festive atmosphere; it's like returning to 
roots," Amato said. 

"We've seen all the changes," Farr continued. 
"Every year we come down here, there's something differ- 

Farr also recalled that in the years he spent at OU 
as a football player, only 8,000 students attended the 
school. About 20,000 are currently enrolled. 

Later in the day, the OU Bobcats rushed into Peden 
Stadium, prepared to beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles. In 
the end, they did, with a final score of 55-27. The score was 
OU's highest since 1976's 63-15 victory over Northern 

First-year student and O-Zone member Ed Battes 
watched the game from the edge of his seat at the 50-yard 
line. "OU winning a game is a big thing. It was even bet- 
ter because it was Homecoming and all the alumni were 
there," he said. 

In addition to the football-playing Bobcats keeping 
the crowd enthusiastic with their rushing and passing abil- 
ities, the Marching 110 Bobcats, along with the Alumni 
Band, appealed to the fans with their renditions of various 
Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne covers during half-time. 
All the late night practices proved worthwhile as the crowd 
cheered uncontrollably, and people jumped to their feet as 
the band took over the field in strict order. 

"In terms of performances, that was most likely the 
most exciting performance of the year," Saylor said. "It 
was nice to see the alumni come back, and it was really 
neat to see different people of all ages playing and having 
a good time." 

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also had praise 
for the bands, 
'"Crazy Train' 
was really cool 
because they 
[the Marching 
110] got vocally 
into it, and the 
that they used 
made them 

sound a lot like 
what's actually 
on the album," 
he said. 

2002 proved 
extremely suc- 
cessful, leaving 
alumni and stu- 
dents alike count- 
ing down the 
days until 2003's 

Student Life I Homecoming 

Left: Freshman Brad Young runs 
the ball in the Homecoming game 
as sophomore Dave Williams 
blocks for him. 

Below: The 2002 Black Student 
Cultural Programming Board, 
Homecoming Coronation King 
Luis Villasenor, a junior, and 
Queen Jenay Wright, a senior, 
pose at Baker University Center 
Ballroom. Photo by Ki-Eun 

)ve: Members of the Alumni Marching 110's drumline join the current band members out on the field during halftime of the Homecoming 

)osite Page, Top: This years 'Yell Like Hell' Homecoming pep rally was filled with supporters like juniors Beth Hegarty and Steve Oswanski 
3 danced to the beats of the Marching 110. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard. 

sosite Page, Bottom: Justin Roush of Pomeroy evades an Eastern Michigan defender with a little help from a teammate. 


nother Halloween 

by Jennifer lambu 

hosts and witches and cats, oh my! If 
you were in Athens on Halloween 
weekend, November 1-3, that is just a 
small taste of what you saw. There was 
everything from a fireman to a French maid, 
the running of the bulls to celebrity 

Brigid McGuire, a first-year special 
education major from Lodi, Ohio, said it was 
her first Halloween in Athens, and it was 
more crowded than she expected. "It was 
really fun," she said. She didn't stay uptown 
long, but she stayed long enough to get the 
"Athens Halloween experience." 

Most of the people in the crowd on 
Saturday night seemed to be having a great 
time. Karissa Potter, a senior advertising 
major from Little Hocking, Ohio, said she 
saw a few people fall down, but someone 
was always there to help them get back up 
and on their feet. McGuire said she expect- 
ed the crowd to be more chaotic and violent 
than it was. "I was really surprised about 
how nice everyone was being to each other," 
McGuire said. 

This year the crowd was a little safer 
than they have been in past years. The 
police reported fewer arrests this year than 
in the past few years. Bill Young, an electri- 
cal engineering graduate student from 
Athens, said he could tell the crowd wasn't 
as wild this year. "I didn't see any fights this 
year, but last year one broke out right in 
front of me," Young said. 

Potter said she dressed up as a cat 
and saw many other cats and a lot of bun- 
nies uptown during the block party. She also 
noted that bubble wrap was a popular cos- 
tume for men. 

Of course, everyone had a favorite 
costume of the night. McGuire said the best 
costume she saw was a boy who had on a 
fat suit and a bikini. She said she had 
planned to dress up, but the freezing weath- 
er deterred her plans. She said she would 
like to dress-up next year as long as it was- 
n't too cold again. Young said the best cos- 
tumes he saw were girls dressed as French 
maids and the guys dressed as the Girls 
Gone Wild film crew. 

Wading through the masses of 
ghosts, goblins and SpongeBob 
Squarepants-es, it seemed most students made it out safe and with smiles on their faces. 

Above: Anyone searching for a one-night stand can keep looking, unless they just need 
a place to set their alarm clock. Photo by Alicia Whissel 

Student Life i Homecoming 



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Left: These hags mix up some Halloween trouble on 
Court Street during the annual Halloween bash. Photo 
by Alicia Whissel 

Below: Musicians join in the Halloween celebration, 
playing at stages set up on Court Street as well as in 
the local bars. 

Top Left: Friends help each other get 
ready to join the party. Outlandish make- 
up and face painting becomes common in 
Athens at Halloween. 


Top Right: 

Anyone need some spiritual 

Bottom Left: Friends stick together during 
Halloween in Athens by locking arms. 
Some reports estimate that crowds 
peaked at over 20,000 people this year. 



Bottom Right: Sometimes the best way to 
enjoy Halloween in Athens is to sit back 
and watch - which is just what this visitor 
did while perched on the steps of the 
county courthouse. 

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Coffee shops create 

by michelle shive 


estled among the bars that line Court Street are four coffeehouses. These four establishments offer sti 
dents unique atmospheres to study, relax, and socialize, all while getting a great cup of coffee. 

The most obvious reason for hanging out at a coffeehouse is, of course, the coffee. "Basically, I lid 
to drink coffee," said junior Ken Mitskavich. "I'm already there at the coffeehouse, so I might as well s 

Several of the coffeehouses seem to invite students to relax with oversized chairs and comfortabl 
couches. Second-year student Giannalisa Ciaffoncini is a frequent customer at Perks. "I like the big glas 
windows and the location," she said. "It's a great place to people-watch." 

Senior Angie Nieporte is an occasional patron of the coffeehouses. "Sometimes I need to study, so 
figure that coffee will at least wake me up a little bit," she said. "The atmosphere is relaxing but not like 
library where it's completely different." 

The Front Room is located on the ground floor of 
Baker University Center. Amber Aaron, a first-year grad- 
uate student, comes to The Front Room, "because it's 
convenient and close to where I'm usually going... I usu- 
ally meet friends for a break from studying," she said. 

The Front Room sponsors open-stage nights that 
attract a whole new crowd to the coffeehouse scene. 
Performers invite their friends and bring in people who 
may not have ever been inside one of the coffeehouses 
before. "There are roughly 150 to 200 people at Open 
Stage on Friday nights," estimated senior Katie 
Snowden, an employee atThe Front Room. She said that 
people come to see their friends and then leave after 
their friend's fifteen minutes onstage. The next per- 
former brings a whole new group of people. "There's a 
lot of people coming and going all night." 

The Front Room also features a different band 
each Saturday night. Depending on the band's populari- 
ty, up to 300 people will attend. "We have everything 
from punk and garage bands to Irish music to a lot of 
acoustic stuff," Snowden said. She remembers one of 
her favorite acts from last year, which consisted of two 
performers: one on a typewriter and one on a ukulele. 
The crowd loved them. 

"The biggest thing about the Front Room is that 
we have a crazy sort of character that is just very laid 
back," explained Snowden. 

Donkey Coffee and Espresso also attracts cus- 
tomers with entertainment, such as poetry readings, 
nights, and scheduled concerts. Some students might visit Donkey 
for a different reason. "The coffee is organic and FairTrade Coffee," 
explained first-year student Alex Csicsek. "So you can be socially 
conscious as you're drinking your coffee." 

Other coffeehouses feature signature food items that lure 
students into their establishments. Brenen's Coffee Cafe has a full 
deli serving soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with coffee and 
other beverages. Employee Jaeda Presson, a third-year student, 
thinks that Brenen's is popular, "because we have food, too - you 
can get a sandwich along with your coffee." Most other coffeehous- 
es offer a selection of varied pastries, muffins and other snacks. 

Whatever reason students have for hanging out in coffee- 
houses, they likely will not change in the years to come. The cof- 
feehouses in Athens will continue to be places that encourage relax- 
ation, studying, lots of fun with friends, and drinking a lot of coffee. 

Student Life I Feature 


Right: Musicians warm up for one ofThe Front Room's baker Nights concerts. Baker University 
Center provides free entertainment for students each weekend, including scheduled concerts and Open 
Mic Nights onThe Front Room stage. 

Top Left: A student studies inThe Front Room. Besides serving as a meeting place and a venue for con- 
certs, local coffeehouses attract many people with their studious atmospheres. 

Middle Right: Seniors Melissa Murray, Shelby Gibson and April Wackerman relax, share pictures and 
enjoy the afternoon at Brenen's Coffee Cafe. Photo by Alicia Whissel. 

Middle Left: Just another average day — Jaeda Presson, junior, makes change for Monica Chillious, 
freshman, after Chillious ordered lemonade at Brenen's Coffee Cafe. Photo by Alicia Whissel. 

Bottom: A student lounges inThe Front Room as she completes some reading for a class. Several of 
the coffeehouses provide couches and comfortable armchairs to add a home-away-from-home feel. 


by Jennifer bish] 

were filled with 

Some students 

for the weekend 

hio University has always offered 
a number of special days that 
some other schools do not pro- 
vide. Family activities are among the 
features that set Ohio University apart 
from the rest. Many schools have par- 
ent weekends, but few have weekends 
specifically for dads, moms, and sib- 

Dads' Weekend began on Friday, 
January 17, with a full line-up of activi- 
ties to keep dads and students busy all 
weekend and into the early hours of 
the morning. From Friday night to 
Sunday, the streets 
dads and students, 
were even "adopted 
by the dads visiting friends and room- 

Baker University Center hosted 
Game Nights both Friday and Saturday 
with games ranging from pingpong to 
pool. As usual, Bad Art After Dark 
offered a relaxed evening creating 
keepsakes. Karaoke, Open Stage and 
presentations at Lindley Cultural 
Center and the Kennedy Museum of Art 
were also offered. For those who want- 
ed to stay out until morning and were 
looking for a little fright, Scream aired 
as the Midnight Movie at the Athena 
Cinema all weekend. 

On Saturday, many dads and 
students made their way to the 
Convocation Center to see the Bobcats 
battle the Miami Redhawks on the bas- 
ketball court. Dads filled the Convo, 
some even venturing into the O-Zone. 
Despite great efforts and the presence 
of the spirited dads, Ohio lost the 
game. However, later in the evening 
the OU club hockey team faced off against Wisconsin, winning their game. Rochelle Sewer, a first-year sti 
dent stated, "The hockey game was probably my favorite part of the weekend." 

The array of activities was not the only thing on the minds of students during Dads Weekeni 
According to many, the most exciting part of the weekend besides seeing Dad was eating "real food." Trj 
break from dining-hall food and boxed macaroni was greatly appreciated. From Friday night to Sunde' 
afternoon, students and fathers wandered up and down Court Street searching for meals. 

However, the biggest event of the weekend was the guest speaker atTempleton-Blackburn Alumi 
Memorial Auditorium. The university arranged for Rich Eisen, an ESPN anchor, to visit the campus Saturd^ 
night to provide an insider's look at the sports industry. Mark Abramowicz and his father went to listen t 
Eisen and his views. "We saw Rich Eisen, which was a lot of fun, but the best part was hanging out with rrl 
dad and all my friends at the same time. He's a really funny guy, and I think all my friends picked up on thai 

Sewer summed up many students' feelings, stating, "I was really glad he came. We laughed a lot an 
had a lot of fun together." 

Student Life I Dads' Weekend 

Top left: 

Joe Lutz and his 
son Tommy 
enjoy a game of 
pool Saturday 
evening during 
Dad's weekend. 

Top Right: 
Kristen and Jay 
Barker (left) and 
Dick and Renee 
(right), unwind 
in the Corner 
Room at Baker 
Center. When 
asked about the 
weekend, they 
said they, 

"loved the 

cheers at the 
hockey game." 

Bottom and 
Opposite Page: 
Many fathers 
could be seen 
at the basket- 
ball game 
cheering on the 
Bobcats along- 
side their son 
or daughter. 



college life 

by stacia golem 

ne of Ohio University's most celebrated traditions is Sibs' Weekend, a time for younger brothers 
and sisters, or even cousins, neighbors and friends, to visit their college-attending elders for a 
■chance to experience college life, or just to have fun with their loved ones. Some older siblings 
come and join the fun as well. 

Held February 28 through March 2, this year's Sibs' Weekend provided various activities appeal- 
ing to all age groups and personalities. Sporting events, musical shows, movies and art activities 
geared toward the younger crowd were scheduled throughout the weekend. 

One of the more popular events, especially for younger children, was the Rec Fest at Ping 
Recreation Center, a carnival-type activity with laser-tag, inflatable games, caricature artists and the 
like. Another popular event was Busta Rhymes in concert, held at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni 
Memorial Auditorium, a fun happening for teen-aged visitors. First-year student Lauren Carlin said, 
"Busta did a great job interacting with the audience, which made the show that much more enjoyable 
for everyone." 

For sports fans, the men's basketball team played a Mid-American Conference game at the 
Convo, and Bird Arena hosted the ACHA tournament, meaning hockey games were played all week- 
end. Ohio University played two games, winning the semi-final game against Arizona, and coming in 
second place overall. "It was neat to take my little brother to the game to let him experience all the 
school spirit," said first-year student Leanna Jadwisiak. "He had a lot of fun among all the excitement." 

Although university-sponsored activities abounded, 
many little siblings who visited were in the high school range, 
and they came try- 
ing to get a taste of 
the college inde- 
pendence that is in 
their near futures. 
"My brother is a jun- 
ior in high school, so 
I wanted him to feel 
what it is like to be 
in college," stated 
sophomore Justin 
Feldkamp. "Plus, I 
hadn't seen him in a 
while, and I wanted 
to spend some qual- 
ity time with him." 
Whatever the rea- 
sons for visiting, sib- 
lings and their hosts 
were provided with 
a wide array of activ- 
ities to help them 
get to know OU, and 
each other, a little 

Student Life I Sibs' Weekend 

Left: Students and siblings enjoy the carnival at 
Jefferson Hall. The carnival, held Saturday night, 
included games, blackjack tables, food and prizes 
for students and siblings of all ages. 

Photos by Katie Labbe 


Programs promote 

by michelle shivel 

Ohio University students are fortunate enough to have access to two different departments devoted! 
multicultural programming. Both the Office of Multicultural Programs, located in Baker Center, arl 
Lindley Cultural Center provide opportunities for students of all ethnicities to participate in campuj 
events. The mission statement of the Office of Multicultural Programs is "to provide a diverse range of pro 
grams and opportunities that are educational, recreational, social and cultural," according to the office. "Til 
staff develops programs that increase understanding and appreciation of cultural differences by familiariz- 
ing the campus community with the contributions and histories of African-American, Hispanic/Latino 
American, Asian-American and Native American cultures." 

Programs that the Office of Multicultural Programs supports include Hispanic Heritage Month il 
October, Kwanzaa activities, Black History Month in February, Women's History Month and Asian America! 
Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Multicultural Programs plans activities like movies, lectures and per 
forming arts events to celebrate these cultures and raise awareness for different cultures on the OU campul 

The Blackburn/Spencer Scholarship and Achievement Awards are awarded to OU students who havj 
made significant contributions to the university community while maintaining excellent academic record! 
These awards honor Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn, the first African American female graduate of OU anc 
Donald A. Spencer, the first African American Chairman of OU's Board of Trustees. 

Within the Office of Multicultural Programs, students can join several different organizations. One U 
these, Alpha Psi Lambda, is a fraternity for Hispanic and Latino students. They do not, however, limit theii 
membership to only multicultural students. President Alisha Rojas 
said, "The biggest benefit is helping to educate the students on 
campus about another growing culture." The fraternity tries to 
reach out to the Athens and Hocking communities and plan pro- 
grams that are both educational and fun social events. During 
Hispanic Heritage Month, Alpha Psi Lambda helped plan various 
activities that produced impressive turnouts. Speaker Maria 
Hinjosa spoke to a crowd of more than one hundred students on 
the challenges she faced due to her heritage. 

Other organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
- Phi Chapter, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board 
(BSCPB), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Ohio University 
National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society of Black 
Engineers, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Native Peoples 
Awareness Coalition (NPAC) and many others. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was the first African- 
American, Greek-letter organization and the first African-American 
organization, overall, established at OU. The BSCPB was estab- 
lished to provide social, cultural, educational and recreational pro- 
grams for minority students, primarily African-American students. 
Its annual activities include the Homecoming Pageant and Dinner, 
Sibs Weekend Variety Show and Sibs Weekend Concert. The OU 
National Pan-Hellenic Council serves as the governing body for 
the historically African-American fraternities and sororities on 

The Cultural Center's purpose is to provide a place of learning and cultural teaching. The focus is inter 
cultural and all members of the OU community are encouraged to take part in its activities regardless of thei 
background. Better human understanding towards all cultures is the goal of their programs and studies. 

Student Life I Multicultural Events 

1 3: Wesley Byers (right), a graduate student, explains the Vietnamese New Year to graduate students Yoko Sase and Bo Zhu, and Ryota Deguchi 

I 't), a Japanese instructor, at Morton Hall on February 8. Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon 


E ttom Left: Students Makiko Kudo, Bo Shn, Keiko Mae and Josh Bear talk during a Japanese coffee gathering. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 
Ettom Right: Van l_e explains traditional Vietnamese New Year food to the audience while Yossi Neiman looks on. Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon 

Campus events 

Black history 

by erica lutterbei 

n February, America celebrated Black History Month, and Ohio University joined in the celebration with vai 

ious events on campus. Events ranged from concerts to conferences to speakers, and were sponsored by 

OU organizations like the International Student Union, Lindley Cultural Center, The Office of Multicultural 

Programs, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Health and Human Services, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National 

Society of Black Engineers, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, and the Black Studeni 

Communication Caucus. 

The Kennedy Museum of Art 
also contributed to the campus' 
recognition of Black History Month 
with two exhibits during February 
and March. "Genesis, Hiroshima 
and Toussaint L'Ouverture: Three 
Series of Prints by Jacob Lawrence" 
featured prints by Jacob Lawrence, 
a world-famous African-American 
Artist. The other exhibit was entitled 
"People of Color: A Multicultural 
Role in History." It was a collection 
of photographs and artifacts that 
told the story of families from the 
small Athens County town of 
Kilvert, according to The Post. The 
exhibit was by guest curator David 

According to Ohio 

University's Office for Diversity, 
other campus events in Honor of 
Black History Month included a con- 
cert by Jimmy Bosch, a reputable 
trombonist; Sankofa Museum, an 

exhibit of historic artifacts from the -■■- g x? : ^H 

slave trade; Nguzo Saba Leadership 
Conference; speaker Michael 
Christopher, an African-American 
comic book author; Taste of Culture, 
a gathering where students shared 
a meal and competed in African- 
American trivia games; Community 
and Campus Day II, which celebrat- 
ed Southeast Ohio's African- 
American history; speaker 
Christopher Edley Jr., former 
Presidential advisor and civil rights 
activist; Malcolm X Commemorative, which featured speaker and activist Muriel Feelings; the Black Studenj 
Communication Caucus Conference, which featured workshops to prepare students for the communication^ 
industry; and Africa Day, when the Atrium Cafe in Grover Center served authentic African dishes. 

African history has been celebrated in America since 1926, when Dr. Carter G.Woodson, an African] 
American scholar, instituted it because of the lack of African-American representation he found in history 1 
books. He chose February to celebrate African-American history because Frederick Douglass and Abraharr 
Lincoln, two people Woodson thought had greatly influenced African Americans, both had February birth] 

Student Life I 8lack History Month 

February is a significant month for African-American history in many ways: 
•February 23, 1868: Writer W.E.B. DuBois was born 
•February 3, 1870:The Fifteenth Amendment gave African Americans the right 

to vote 
•February 25, 1870: Hiram R. Revels became the first black U.S. senator 
•February 12, 1909:The National Association for the Advancement of Colored 

People (NAACP) was founded. 
•February 1, 1960: A group of black students held a sit-in at a segregated 

Woolworth's lunch counter and made history. 
•February 21, 1965: Malcolm X was shot and killed. 

bve Left: Students gather at one of the many events held during Black History Month. These events were planned with the goal of inspiring 
dents to think about the lasting impression many African Americans have made on the U.S. and Ohio University. 

□ve Right: The Kennedy Museum of Art, located at the Ridges, held two exhibits celebrating Black History Month, including the one seen 


snow dav 

by molly tink 

Because of dangerous weather, President Robert Glidden closed the university on Monday, February 1 
After a weekend of heavy snow and ice, students had a free day to go sledding, have snowball fights an 
build snowmen. 

A level-three snow emergency kept most cars off the roads and allowed students to roam the tow 

and campus on foot. Cold weather and accumulated snow did not prevent many students from finding 
way to enjoy their free day. On nearly every hill, students could be seen sledding on anything that looke 
like it might work. Students stood at the top of the Jefferson Hill cheering each other on as they tried to sle 
on food trays, mattresses, laundry baskets, cardboard and various other materials. Even skis and snow 
boards appeared occasionally. 

On other parts of campus, students put their creativity to the test. Snow-forts and igloos were buil' 
Snowmen of all sizes appeared, and even a snow bobcat was built on South Green. Several residents of th 
Front Four used giant snowballs to block off Stewart Street in front of Crawford Hall, forcing drivers to fin' 
an alternate route. 

Many students who had left town for the weekend did not make it back until Tuesday, causing man 
to miss classes. "I had to miss my advertising classTuesday afternoon because I was trapped up in Michiga 
and couldn't make it back in time," said second-year student Andrea Kjerrumgaard. "My professor didn 
really care though." 

Classes officially resumedTuesday morning at 10, although many professors and instructors chose t 
cancel classes on their own because of the still-hazardous roads. 

Student Life i Snow Day 

Top Right: Students slide and climb upon a snow-covered building. 
Photo by James Patterson 

Top left: Enjoying the snow and a day off from classes, freshman Maria 
Waltner and Beth Bouchard build a snowman on south green. Photo 
courtesy of Maria Waltner 

Bottom Photos: 
Students slide 
down Jefferson 
Hill on any- 
thing nearby. 
Photo by 

The players are 
more than just 
your teammates; 
they are your best 

- Carl Fechko, 
on Men's Rugby 




women's soccer 


cross country 




field hockey 




men's basketball 


women's basketball 


men's swimming/diving 


women's swimming/diving 




dance team 


marching 110 








women's club sports 


men's club sports 




outdoor pursuits 




showing their teeth 
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kelly michael 

Head Coach Brian Knorr's second season at the helm of the football program was muc 
more successful than his first. The Bobcats improved their MAC record by three games. 

The Ohio FootballTeam opened their season by playing two perennial bowl contenders i 
their first three games. Against the University of Pittsburgh in the first game of the seasor 
Pittsburgh jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead on a nine-yard touchdown run and two field goals 
The Bobcats managed two rushing touchdowns in the second half, but they were not enough a 
the Bobcats fell 27-14. 

A dismal offense performance doomed the Bobcats the following weekend as they lo! 
their home opener at Peden Stadium to Division 1AA foe Northeastern 31-0. 

The Bobcats were 43 point underdogs as they traveled to Gainesville, Florida to play th 
Florida Gators at the Swamp. Tropical storm Hanna caused a 50-minute delay as the Bobcats he! 
a 3-0 lead against the 12 tn ranked team in the country. Despite 213 rushing yards for the Bobcat! 
Florida prevailed 34-6. 

The Bobcats finished their pre-conference schedule 0-4 as they lost to the University c 
Connecticut the following weekend. 

The first MAC conference game of the season for the Bobcats resulted in their first win. l| 
Peden Stadium, 
the Bobcats out- 
lasted Buffalo 34- 
32 on a Kevin Kerr 
field goal with ten 
seconds remain- 
ing. Ohio fin- 
ished MAC 
Conference play 
with a 4-4 record. 
Ohio beat Buffalo, 
Eastern Michigan, 
Kent State and 
Akron and lost to 
Bowling Green, 
Miami, Marshall, 
and the Univer- 
sity of Central 

Ohio run- 
ning backs Chad 
Brinker and Bop 
White were 

named All-Mid- 

Athletics I Football 

Top: With the ball 
secured, running 
back Bobby Jones 
rushes down the 
field with confi- 
dence, knowing 
that he has protec- 
tion from Hugh 
Grant, Joe Sellars, 
and Rich 

Bottom Left: The Bobcat defense has come. Leading the 
pack with the tackle is sophomore Dennis Chukwuemeka. 
Also ready for attack is Chip Cox, Kevin Carberry, and Rich 

Bottom Right: Although the Ohio offense usually resorts to 
rushing, sophomore quarter back Fred Ray decides to use 
this play to go long and attempt a pass. 

Photos by Andrea Kjerrumgarrd 

Opposite Page, Top: One of Ohio's lead rushers, sophomore Stafford 
Owens, gets ready for a celebration as he drops the ball in the end- 
zone after a touchdown. 

Right: Injured quarterback Ryan Hawk may not become a hero by 
his participation in this game, but he is already a hero to these Ohio 
fans who gladly wait to get an autograph. 

Below: Sophomore Rob Stover delivers a fierce tackle to an Akron 
rusher to prevent any more advancement down the field. 

Right: Wide receiver Stafford 
Owens advances the ball down 
the field while missing a tackle 
from the Eastern Michigan 

Opposite Page, Bottom: 
Tailback Justin Rousch powers 
through a tackle to add a few 
extra yards to his rush. 

Photos by Andrea 

Athletics I Football 

A Face of Football: 
Chad Brinker 

Chad Brinker, a 5-foot-11-inch senior tailback, led the ground 
attack for the OU football team throughout the season with 1,099 
rushing yards, including 10 rushing touchdowns. For his career, 
Brinker rushed for 2,826 rushing yards, the fourth highest total in 
Bobcat football history. 

Brinker, who led the team in points scored this season with 
68, is third on the all-time career points-scored list with 184. In addi- 
tion to his 10 rushing touchdowns, he also caught a touchdown pass 
against Miami and threw for a 58-yard touchdown against Marshall. 
Along with other top seniors from across the country, Brinker was 
selected to compete in the Hula Bowl. Brinker, an exercise physiol- 
ogy major, also participates in track. 


kelly michael 

surpassing the past 
ST gninniw 

Following last season's quadruple overtime loss to Central Michigan in 
the MAC Tournament semi-finals, reaching the finals of this year's tournament 
was sweet revenge for seniors Amy Back, Abby Leopold, Rachel Sanders, 
Rachel Naijar, Anita Alexander, and the rest of the OU women's soccer team. 

In the 70 tn minute of the tournament's first round, a goal by midfielder 
Naijar lifted the third-seeded Ohio team to a 1-0 victory over the fifth-seeded 
Eastern Michigan Eagles. In the semi-finals against Ball State, sophomore mid- 
fielder Kendra Hornschemeier, who led the conference in assists, scored the 
lone goal of the game in the 56th minute. However, in the finals the team was 
unable to overcome a three goal first-half barrage by the two-time defending 
MACTournament Champions Miami Redhawks.The Bobcats finished the sea- 
son 15-5-2, posting the most wins since the 1998 season. Midfielders Leopold, 
Naijar and Hornschemeier were named to the All-Tournament Team. 

Leopold earned First Team MAC honors, while Naijar, sophomore back 
Crystal Reed, and junior forward Christel Schiering were named to the Second 
Team. Leopold finished the season with seven goals and ten assists, Naijar was 
the team's second leading scorer, Reed was the team's defensive stopper, and 
Christel Schiering led the team in points and goals. 

OU's Head Coach Stacy Straws highlighted the season's memorable 
moments as reaching the finals of the MACTournament, Schiering's breaking of 
the school's all- 
time goals- 
scored record, 
posting a 15 win 
season and key 
victories over 
A t I a n t i c - 1 
Conference foe 

Washington, Big C 

East Conference 
Pittsburgh, and 
MAAC enemy 

Right: Ohio sophomore Kendra 
Hornschemeier, a business major, 
lunges to keep possession of the ball 
from Kent State's Cassi Johnson. 
Photo by Alicia Whissel 

Far Right: Gina Siedentopf, a sopho- 
more midfielder, works to return the 
ball into Ohio's possession. 

Athletics i Women's Soccer 

Left: Members of the soccer team strategize dur- 
ing a break in the play. 

Below: Ohio Junior Christel Schiering faces off 
against Kent State's Jackie Pecjak. The day's 
game left her one goal away from tying the 
school record for goals scored in a career (a 
record she topped later in the season). Photo by 
Alicia Whissel. 

A Face of Soccer: 
Abby Leopold 

Abby Leopold, a 5-foot-4-inch senior 
midfielder, completed her OU Women's Soccer 
career by tying for the program's all-time lead in 
career assists and placing second in the number 
of games played, fifth in goals scored and 
fourth in points. After finishing her senior sea- 
son with 11 assists and seven goals, Leopold 
became only the third Bobcat ever to be named 
to the All-Great Lakes Region SecondTeam. 

"Abby stepped up her play this season 
and was consistently our most dangerous 
offensive threat," said OU Head Coach Stacy 
Strauss. In addition to being named to the Great 
Lakes Region tournament team, Leopold was 
also selected for the All-MAC first team and to 
the All-Mac tournament team. Leopold intends 
on continuing her soccer career once she grad- 
uates this spring with a degree in organization- 
al communication. 

, juthful determination 
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Jennifer bishop 

Cross Country runners face challenges every day, rang- 
ing from time-management to 20 hours of strenuous practice a 
week to the stress of competitions. However, the runners of 
OU, led by Coach Elmore Banton, were ready to take on these 
challenges and many more. Despite young teams for both the 
men and women, injuries, and the lack of a home meet during the season, 
the cross country teams ended their season with visions of a promising 

For the women's team, injuries plagued runners even before the offi- 
cial season began. One of the top runners was hurt and out for most of the 
season while two others were temporarily unable to run. During the season 
it seemed that the team was never completely healthy, but it did "bounce 
back at the end of the season," Kelly Felter, the women's team's co-captain, 

Similarly, injuries also plagued the men's team at the beginning of the 
season. But for a team made up of mostly first- and second-year students, 
the bigger challenge was moving up from the high school 5,000 meter races 
to the 8,000 meter college races. "It was a real learning experience for 
them," Coach Banton said. 

The men's team's co-captain, sen- 
ior Brandon Grinwis, described the team 
as "a great group of guys." Grinwis said, 
"Everyone was motivated, and that's 
what made it fun." According to Grinwis, 
their motivation and desire to give their 
best efforts were also keys to the success 
of the team. 

The many away meets also chal- 
lenged the team. Traveling as far as West 
Virginia and Michigan, the teams spent 
many nights before competitions in 
hotels. "Traveling was hard, staying in 
hotels before meets and then not sleep- 
ing that well," Felter said. 

Because of the construction on 
OU's golf course, it was not possible for 
the cross country teams to host a meet at 
home, forcing them to move from city to 
city on the weekends. However, the com- 
pletion of the construction will allow the 
2003 team to have the home advantage 
for some meets. 

Despite all of the trials they faced, 
the teams moved on to the MAC Championship, the event for which they had all been tirelessly preparinf 
since the beginning of the season. In the end, the women placed tenth out of thirteen teams, and the me 
placed eighth out of twelve. Although the men had been hoping to earn sixth place, Coach Banton pointe 
out, "they were only thirty points away from the fourth place finishers." 

As for the future of Ohio University's Cross Country team, Coach Banton praised, "The future loo 
very, very good." 

Athletics I Cross Country 

Above Left: Sophomores Tara Lavelle (107) and Kelly Felter (104) lead 
their teammates in a warm-up jog. Photo by Heather Charles. 

)U runners and their opponents lean forward as they listen for 
ie starting signal. Photo by Heather Charles 

Freshman Austin Schiele and sophomore Drew Frum jog to warm up for 
their race. Photo by Heather Charles. 

bove: Alison Green, a freshman from Lancaster, works to stay 
head of the nearby competitors. Photo by Heather Charles. 

A Face of Cross Country: 
Tracy Weittoff 

Tracy Weitthoff, a senior, has not only spent her col- 
lege years working to achieve her major in Special 
Education, but has also participated as a member of the OU 
cross country team for four years. She carefully balanced 
her school work, training and time with her friends to con 
tinue her running career. "Running is something that I 
enjoy," explained Weitthoff, who is also a member of the 
track team. 

During her time at Ohio University Weitthoff recalls 
one of her favorite experiences at the pre-national cross 
country meet. In the crowd of competitors she remembers 
discovering "the variety of runners and talent that's out 

Taking on challenges, Weittoff succeeded in handling 
her work and enjoying college life while having a positive 
influence on others. Choosing from all the different faces 
around her, Weitthoff took the opportunity to be a member of 
a team where she found a strong sense of "team unity," and 
contributed her strengths to it as well. "Tracy is a really hard 
worker," described fellow teammate Kelly Felter, "She is a 
great person who leads by example." 

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b V Coming off a disappointing 2001 season in which the OU Women's VolleyballTeam finished; 

keiiymichaei w j tn a recorc ; f H-16 overall, nobody expected the Bobcats to finish above fourth in MAC East 
Division play. However, as usual, preseason predictions are 
meaningless once the season begins. 

The Bobcats traveled to Winston Salem, N.C., to begin 
their season August 30 tn against Big East opponent Virginia 
Tech at the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Invitational. The 
Bobcats downed the Hokies in four games before beating host 
Wake Forest the following day. The Bobcats then easily took 
care of Southeastern Conference foe Auburn to redeem them- 
selves after going 0-7 in pre-conference tournaments last sea- 
son. Sophomore setter Briana Adamovsky was named tourna- 
ment MVP while junior middle-blocker Laura Hageman was 
named to the All-Tournament Team. 

The following weekend UNC-Wilmington, GardnerWebb 
and Furman were the three opponents the Bobcats defeated at 
the Furman Invitational to improve their non-conference record 
to 6-0. 

The first true test of the season for the Bobcats came on 
Sept. 13 when the team traveled to Gainesville, Florida to play 
in the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational. The 
Bobcats were compensated $2000 by the Florida 
Athletic Department to be a "warm-up" game for 
the Gators before they took on the defending 
National Champion Stanford. In front of 2.023 fans 
the Bobcats held their own against the 6 tn -ranked 
team in the nation before falling in three games. 
After beating Houston the next day, the Bobcats fin- 
ished third in the tournament. 

The Bobcats completed their pre-conference 
schedule going 10-2 after placing second in the 
UCONN Invational. 

The following weekend, the Bobcats opened 
league play by defeating Bowling Green 3-0. This 
victory propelled the Bobcats to a 14-win confer- 
ence season, the most in school history. Fourteen 
wins were enough to clinch the third seed in the 
MAC tournament. Ohio beat Kent State at the 
Convo in the first round of the tournament before 
losing to Akron in the next match. The win versus 
Kent State marked the first time any OU Volleyball 
team won a MAC Tournament match. Head Coach 
Mike Lessinger said, "With six starters returning 
from a final four team, this group will definitely be 
in the mix for a conference championship next 

Hageman was named the league's most 
valuable player, while Adamovsky was named to 
the second team and Julia Winkfield earned membership to the AII-FreshmenTeam. 

Athletics I Volleyball 

ght: Senior Tracy Binegar, from 
arietta, slams one past Bal 
ate's Nikki Allen and Stephanie 
ler to make the kill. Photo by 
icia Whissel. 

hlow: Michele Gil, a senior from 
lin Diego; Shawn Denham, a 
: phomore from Canton; and Julia 
i; inkfield, a freshman from 
l/jwark, contemplate a lost point. 
, loto by Alicia Whissel. 





Above; Ashley Elliot, sophomore; Laura Hageman, 
junior; Michelle Gil, senior; and Lindsay Judice, 
junior, celebrate after scoring a point against Ball 
State. Photo by Alicia Whissel 

Left: Laura Hageman, a junior from Cleveland on 
the Ohio University Volleyball team, slams the 

>all over the net on Saturday, October 5, in a home game against Eastern 

Michigan. Photo by Lisa Swarbrick. 


Photo by Alicia Whissel 

A Face of Volleyball: 
Laura Hageman 

Third-year student Laura Hageman, a 6-foot- 
2-inch middle-blocker, was the 2002 Mid- 
American Conference Player of the Year and 
the first OU women's volleyball player to be 
selected to the NCAA Division I All-Region 
Team. Hageman finished the season second 
in blocks per game and second in hitting per- 
centage in the MAC. She also averaged 1.27 
blocks per game and hit .342 for the season, 
the best single season hitting percentage in 
school history. 

In addition, Hageman was named First-Team 
All-Conference and earned MAC All- 
Tournament honors. Prior to the MAC sea- 
son, Hageman earned all-tournament honors 
in four consecutive tournaments including 
MVP honors in the Furman Invitational. In the 
conference tournament, Hageman led the OU 
Women's Volleyball Team to a third-place fin- 
ish and a first-round tournament victory 
against Kent State 

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nick feitch varsity Field Hockey team had 
another outstanding year, finishing 
12-10 overall. Fourth-year head 
coach Shelly Morris led the 
Bobcats season along with assis- 
tant coach Tamara Durante and 
second assistant coach Lauren 
Mazziotto, who was a member of 
the team during the previous four 

The team ended its season 
with a trip to the Mid-American 
Conference Tournament finals for 
the third consecutive year. This 
year s tournament was hosted by 
Miami University. At the MAC 
Quarterfinals, the fourth-seeded 
team gave its best effort to secure a 
2-1 win against fifth-seeded Ball 
State after a double overtime. The 
following day in the semifinals, the 
team continued its forceful per- 
formance with a 3-2 victory over 
Louisville, again after a double 
overtime. The Bobcats suffered a 
1 -0 loss to Kent State in the MAC 
finals in a Sunday afternoon match, 
marking the third time the two 
teams have met in the title game in 
the past three years. 

Not only did members of 
the field hockey team achieve as a 
group, but also many players 
earned individual recognition. OU 
seniors Andrea Voros and Jenn 
Watt were named to the National 
Field Hockey Coaches Association 
West Region team; Voros was 
selected to the first team while Watt 
received second team honors. 
Also, senior Kristin Auge and jun- 
ior Elizabeth Holzman enjoyed 

recognition as Academic All-MAC team members. In the winter, nine players were 
announced as members of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I 
National Academic Squad. 

The field hockey team is looking forward to next year s season as an opportunity to 
build a strong group and to possibly reclaim the MAC Championship title achieved in 2001 . 

Above: Andrea Voros reaches back hits the ball as a teammate 
and defenders look on. 

Right: Ohio's Chelsea Mearig, a freshman from Lititz, Pa., 
attempts to keep Michigan State's Jacqueline Ahinga away 
from the ball long enough to get a clean shot away. Photo by 
Alicia Whissel 

Athletics i Field Hockey 

iit: An OU player and a competitor 
n work to get the ball under control. 

ijw: The field hockey team listens as 
i d Coach Shelly Morris and Assistant 
i ch Lauren Mazziotto discuss the 
Eie plan. 

A Face of Field Hockey: 
Andrea Voros 

For Andrea Voros, field hockey has become second 
nature. She has been playing since she was only 
seven years old. The Ohio senior played midfield this 
year for the Bobcats. She loves the camaraderie 
among teammates and the intensity of the game. 

Voros' best experiences while playing for OU's field 
hockey team are "winning the MAC championship 
and making life long friendships with teammates,' 
she said. This season, the team came in second in the 
MAC due to several team strengths including "play- 
ing for each other and supporting one another on and 
off the field," Voros said. 

As a senior, Voros had the opportunity to play in 
the final of the MAC tournament. "I played my last 
game of my career and had no regrets!" she said. 

Voros, an Adventure Recreation major, was named 
to the 2002 First Team All-MAC team after leading the 
conference in points during the regular season. She 
finished her career at OU with career highs in goals 
(13) and points (33). Voros moved into 8th-place on 
the school's all-time list for most goals scored in a sin- 
gle season with her 13th goal of the year against Ball 
State. This year she led the team with a career-high six 
game-winning goals and a career-high 103 shots. 


showing bobcat pride 
no rn9rit gnii99rk> 

michelle shively 

At each Ohio University home basketball and football game, visiting teams meet a fc 
midable crowd when entering the Convocation Center or Peden Stadium. Besides OU's team 
opponents must deal with the huge section of green and white-clad students sitting in the ( 
Zone. The O-Zone is Ohio University's student cheering section for both football and basketba 
Members come to every game ready to cheer on the Bobcats, have some fun and maybe eve 
call the other team a few names. 

First year O-Zone member Lee Konkler thinks the best part of being a part of the O-Zor 
is "being right there by the game when the whole section gets into the cheers." O-Zone mer 
bers pay $15 at the beginning of the season for a t-shirt and season tickets on the floor sectic 
reserved for the O-Zone. 

Being able to really get into the game and feeling free to jump up and down are ben 
fits from the O-Zone that member Chris Winner enjoys. Winner is another first year member 
the O-Zone. He became a member of so he could be a part of the unique atmosphere at game 
"We always stand up and jump up and down when we are in the lead or have the ball and sucr 
he said. "Sometimes we make fun of a player on the other team." 

Konkler's favorite basketball game this season was the Akron game. Against Akron, tr 
Bobcats went into four overtimes 
before finally defeating the Zips. "It 
was so emotional," he said. 
"Everybody went crazy every time 
we tied up the score." 

Other great basketball 
games this season were, "Virginia 
and Marshall because the energy 
was intense and we were jumping 
up and down non-stop and kept 
making fun of one of the short guys 
on the team," Winner said. 

The O-Zone has a variety of 
cheers ready for any type of game 
situation. A favorite among mem- 
bers is the "scoreboard chant." 

"We end up saying 
'Winning team, Losing team' and 
keep chanting that over and over 
again especially when the other 
team is shooting free throws," 
Winner explained. 

The O-Zone is a favorite 
group among all OU sports fans. 
They add an intense spirit to the 
atmosphere in the Convocation 
Center and Peden Stadium, and they 
help energize other fans. Through 
their endless cheering and support, 
they show OU players that their fans 
really do believe in them. 

Athletics l O-Zone 

Left: At many basketball games, fans are selected from the O-Zone to partic- 
ipate in a contest on the floor of the court during halftime. 

Below: It seems as though Batman has decided to pay the O-Zone a visit. 
This mask and the dragon one seen in the background are only two of the 
creative costumes O-Zone members wear to the games. 

Left: Two painted fans get angry at a referee's call. O-Zone members are usually very 
vocal about their opinions. 


showing their teeth 
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by Expectations were high for the Ohio Men's Basketball Team coming into this season once 

kel| v michael senior forward Brandon Hunter decided to forgo the NBA Draft and return for his senior season. 

The Bobcats, who returned three starters from last year's 17-11 team, were pre-season favorites to 

win the MAC East Division and were ranked 53rd overall in the country. The team even tallied three 

points in the Associated Press top 25 pre-season ranking. However, due to numerous injuries to key 

players, a brutal non-conference schedule and inconsistent perimeter shooting, the Bobcats were not 

able to live up to the pre-season hype. 

The first opponent on the schedule for the Ohio Men's Basketball Team was the Providence 
Friars. Despite 28 points and 11 rebounds from Brandon Hunter, the Bobcats fell to the Friars 68-91. 
Two days later, the Bobcats notched their first win of the season defeating the Brown University Bears 
75-51, thanks to senior forward Sonny Johnson's game high 24 points. The Bobcats then proceeded to 
lose their next three games to MAC rivalToledo, Conference USA opponent DePaul and America East 
Conference foe Boston University before returning to Athens to take on the Midshipmen of the Naval 
Academy. The Bobcats defeated Navy 54-52 despite shooting only 27 percent from the field. 

On December 23, the Bobcats traveled to the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin to take on the 
Wisconsin Badgers. As a result of shooting only 38.3 percent from the field and being out rebound- 
ed by 13, the Bobcats lost to the eventual BigTen Champions 51-75. Twelve days later, on January 4, 
the Bobcats traveled to Cincinnati to play eventual SEC Champion Kentucky. Despite 18 points from 
Cincinnati natives Hunter and senior forward Steve Esterkamp, the Bobcats were outlasted 75-83 by 
a much deeper Wildcats Team. Sandwiched between road losses to Wisconsin and Kentucky, the 
Bobcats defeated the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 104-101 at the Convocation Center. On January 8, in 
quadruple overtime, the Bobcats defeated MAC rival Akron 112-104. This game marked the start of 13 
consecutive MAC games for the Bobcats. The Bobcats finished this critical stretch of conference play 
with a 6-8 record. 

On February 26, the Virginia Cavaliers strolled into the Convo. Esterkamp scored 31 points ir 
38 minutes to knock off the 
Atlantic Coast Conference 
team 78-72 in front of a 
rowdy crowd of over 7,000. 
This was a rare opportunity 
for the Bobcats to host a 
team from the ACC. The 
Bobcats victory over 
Virginia propelled the 
men's basketball team to 
finish their season by win- 
ning five of their last seven 
games, including a 79-77 
victory over Akron in the 
first round of the MAC 
Tournament and a 65-55 
victory over Miami in the 
second round of the tour- 
nament. However, the 
Bobcats season ended the 
next night when Ohio fell 
to Kent State 73-70. 

Athletics i Men's Basketball 

t WCl'i T 

bove: Senior Brandon Hunter reaches over the defending Bowling Green players to dunk the ball. Hunter returned this season after decid- 
g not to enter into the NBA draft. 

;ft: Steve Esterkamp works to keep the ball away from the defender. 


Athletics l Men's Basketball 

p Left: SeniorThomas Stephens pushes around a Miami defender while driving down the court. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

p Middle: Senior Brandon Hunter goes for one of his notorious slam dunks during a game against Miami. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

p Right: Senior Steve Esterkamp jumps above his defenders and rises to the basket for a perfect shot. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

ttom Left: Sonny Johnson dribbles the ball around a defender. 

ttom Right: Sonny Johnson and Jaivon Harris double-team an opposing player. Both were key players on the Bobcat team. 


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beth comer 

teamwork and practice 
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Driving up and down a basketball court takes work. It is not easy to strategically 
plan out a play to get the ball to the net. It also takes teamwork and practice that may 
seem to take over a player's life. The women of the Ohio University basketball team can 
relate to such a feeling; they know hard work and tight schedules. However, with all the 
obstacles life throws in the faces of these team members, they have still mastered the 

Coaches help to support a team full of eager players with organization and dedica- 
tion. A committed team of vivacious leaders coached the Ohio Women's basketball team. 
Lynn Bria took charge with her position of head coach and Zena Pieters served as assis- 
tant coach. Josh Springer contributed to the team as Graduate assistant and Cathy Szall 
helped as Student assistant. Together, this cluster of knowledgeable individuals helped to 
manage our players in just the right way — the way to success and good times. 

After a three-year period, the Mid-American Conference women's basketball team 
played every other opponent in the league at least once during the season. Also, head 
coach Bria guided the Bobcats to their second quarterfinal appearance at the MAC 

Tournament in the previous 
two seasons, which created an 
optimistic outlook for this 
year's team. In one of this sea- 
son's games, Candace Bates, a 
junior from Poland, hit her sec- 
ond biggest shot of the year as 
the Ohio women's basketball 
team knocked off Akron, 65-60, 
in overtime to wrap up the reg- 
ular season. 

The 2002-2003 roster 
consisted of talent and dedica- 
tion from Erin Isbell, Marcia 
Smoot, Andrea Johnson, 
Lindsay Wight, Kristian 
Kirkpatrick, Stacey Musacchia, 
Bates, Andrea Gay, Megan 
Oriold, Latreece Bagley and 
Tiffany Byrd. These women put 
forth much effort in the fight for 
winning games and playing a 
sport with great delight and tal- 
ent. The games are worth 
watching when players excel 
and show so much enthusi- 

Left: Junior Latreece Bagley jumps above fill 
ers to rebound the ball. Photo by Andri 

Athletics I Women's Basketball 

Above: Sophomore player Andrea Johnson works against a Northern lllinios 
defender. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Left: Freshman Stacey Musacchia holds the ball away from the defender as she 
looks for a teammate to pass to. 

Above: Junior Candace 

Bates drives down the court and goes into 

a lay-up. 

Right: Reaching to pass the ball is junior 
Andrea Gay. 

Photos by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Athletics I Women's Basketball 

Latreece Bagley reaches for the basket before making her shot. 

Above: Junior Latreece Bagley and sophomore Kristian 
Kirkpatrick celebrate a shot during their home game against 
Northern lllinios. 

Left: Players cheer their teammates on from the bench. 

Photos by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

racing the clock 
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by The Ohio Men's Swimming and Diving team finished fifth in the Mid-American 

kevin ziegier Conference for the second straight season. The team concluded their season with 10 top- 
eight finishes at the MAC meet, held at Bowling Green State University, including one 
champion in junior diver Robert Krichbaum in 3-meter diving competition, and one run- 
ner-up finish by junior Jonathan Palmer in the 1650 freestyle. Other finalists in swimming 
events included Palmer in the 500 freestyle, sophomore Mike Shelby in the 100 butterfly 
and junior Eric Flecher in the 200 freestyle. 

The men were led by their two elected captains, senior Bryan Bansbach and junior 
Jason Folt. The two captains served as a means of communication between the coaches 
and the team. Three seniors, Bansbach, Greg Bertram, and Alan Wight provided much 
needed experience for a young, up-and-coming team. Their leadership kept the team 
focused throughout the season. The swimmers train year-round with pre-season work- 
outs held when the team arrives in the fall, in-season training over winter break, and 
spring workouts after the regular season. The busy schedule "makes you get your work 
done and manage your time well," said Shelby. Many swimmers also compete over the 
summer with club teams. 

The coaching staff consisted of head coach Greg Werner, head diving coach Rob 
Bitner, assistant coaches Andy Kershaw and Elizabeth Kershaw, and graduate assistant 
Lance Asti. The coaching staff's training method was designed to slowly condition the 
athletes and prepare them for a big finish at the MAC meet. This year's team "peaked at 
the right time," Werner said, "The boys turned into young men." Werner said the team 
went into the conference meet with a strong performance against Miami, and he was 
impressed with many swimmers' performances at the end of the season. 

The men's diving team was one of Ohio's strongest ever. Led by Krichbaum, the 
divers amassed the most diving points of the six teams at the MAC meet. The team's five 
divers were invaluable in dual meets, providing much needed points all year. 
Sophomore Rick Wade said each diver's goals 
include being consistent and improving upon their oMIKliMB 
previous best scores. Wade complimented his team- a^ittmmmmai 
mates by saying, "anytime you get to work with 
someone better than yourself, it makes you better." 
He also said that the swimmers and divers always 
encourage each other and ensure that everyone feels 
as part of one team. 

Highlights from the conference meet included 
two finalists in one-meter diving, and three finalists 
in the three-meter event. Krichbaum and junior 
Adam Thome reached the finals in both events, and 
they were joined by freshman Drew Sullivan in the 
three-meter finals. 

Conference Awards were given to Robert 
Krichbaum, MAC diver of the year and First Team All 
MAC , and Jason Folt and Alan Wight were named to 
the Academic All-MAC team. 

Right: Freshman diver Drew Sullivan 
does a dive off the 3 1/2 board. Photo 
by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Athletics I Men's Swimming and Diving 

A Face of 
Jonathan Palmer 

Junior Jonathan Palmer led by 
example for the Bobcats swim team. 
Palmer earned 38 points at the MAC 
meet, missing an all-conference selec- 
tion by half of a point. He finished sec- 
ond in the 1650 freestyle and third in 
the 500 freestyle. 

When describing his runner-up 
finish in the mile event, Palmer said, 
"When I'm on the block, I don't think 
| about what everyone else is going to 
do. I only think about what I'm going to 
do." One motivating factor was that 
Palmer's parents were in attendance at 
the MAC meet. Coming from 
Jacksonville, Florida, the swimmer's 
parents had not seen him swim com 
petitively in four years. 

Palmer credited his success in 
part to great coaching, especially from 
assistant coach Andy Kershaw. He said 
that Kershaw was "the best coach I've 
ever had," because he pays attention to 
the little things. "My times speak for 
themselves," Palmer said. 

>p: An OU swimmer works his way down the pool, pushing for a good time. 

attorn: Swimmers Bryan Bansbach, a senior, and Brett Stetson, a freshman, talk during a break. 
botos by Ki-Eun Kweon 


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Following a second place finish in the MAC in 2002 and MAC championships in 2000 
and 2001, the women's swimming and diving team expected to compete for the team title 
once again. The team finished the dual meet season with a record of 11-1, (8-1 in the MAC) 
good for second place for the second consecutive year. 

Six swimmers were named First Team All-MAC. Those honored included seniors Emily 
Frasco,Trisha Kessler and juniors Courtney Gould, Heather Rennebohm, Shannon Kelly and 
Samantha Pfaller. Kessler was also named MAC Senior Swimmer of theYear. Pfaller and jun- 
ior Courtney Kostival were named to the Academic All-MAC team. 

There were many highlights during the season. At the MAC meet, the women swept 
all five relay events. In the past six years, the women have won 29 of 30 relays. Two school 
records were broken at the conference meet. Senior Swimmer of theYear Kessler lowered 
her own school record time in the 200 individual medley and Kelly set a new record in the 
200 backstroke. In addition to the five relay championships, there were individual champions: 
Frasco in the 50 freestyle and Kelly in the 400IM. 

Head coach Greg Werner said this year's women's team was a very close knit group. 
The team three captains, Kessler, Frasco and Abby Fogel, went above their normal duties by 
organizing team meetings and dinners. They followed a book of responsibilities created by 
previous captains that detailed leadership obligations in and out of the pool. "The team 
believed in each other," Werner said of the women. He also said they were a very balanced 
squad as far as talent. 

The divers were led by freshman Jess Orlov. Orlov finished sixth in the one-meter div- 
ing competition and fourteenth in three-meter. The young team is expected to be a factor in 
the MAC championships in coming years. 

This team was 
one of the most dedi- 
cated athletic teams on 
campus, according to 
Werner. Over the six- 
week winter break, the 
most challenging por- 
tion of the season, the 
team worked out for an 
average of 31 hours a 
week, with only 
Sundays off. Some 
team members 

assumed a schedule of 
swim, eat, then sleep, 
twice per day. The 
team "makes a lot of 
sacrifices," Werner 
said, but "they do it for 

paph othfir" 

* Above:The members of Woman SwimmingTeam take a break for a picture at the Aquatic 

Center during a pre-season practice. Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon 

Athletics I Women's Swimming and Diving 

Top: Sophomore Sarah Volpe swims in the team's meet against 
Ball State andToledo. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Bottom Left: Ohio swimmer races against Ball State andToledo in 
the 200 meter. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Bottom right: Sophomore Melissa Dunn, freshman Emily 
O'Connor, freshman Meredith Weller, sophomore Jessica Waites 
and junior Courtney Kostival take a breather and grab some water. 
Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon. 


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The Ohio University 2002-2003 Wrestling Team is more than just a group of athletes— 
they're all friends with a common interest. "Our circle of friends pretty much is the team," said 
freshman George Patzakis. "Since we hang out all the time, like at practice and on weekends, 
we've gotten pretty close. We just have fun together." 

The 34 members did have ample time to bond; the season started with three weeks of 
conditioning in the fall, followed with opens, meets and tournaments until the MAC and NCAA 
Championships in March, not to mention the three hours of weightlifting and practicing they 
spent together every day of the season. 

The Bobcats finished their regular season 9-8. They also took fifth as a team in the Mat 
Town Tournament and placed second at the Beast of the East Invitational. Some stand-out 
wrestlers this year were sophomore Ed Willis, who led the team in wins 27-11; junior Eric Jones, 
who boasted the most pins out of the team with five; and junior Anthony Carrizales, who went 

into the MAC number one in his weight class (133 pounds) and reached his 60 tn career win in 

First-year student Vinny DiGiovanni recalls the most memorable moment of the season: 
"We were ranked under the top 20, but we were invited to 
the National Duals at Ohio State, which is for the top 20 
teams. It was really awesome that we were invited any- 
way and recognized for being a good team." 

OU went on to take third as a team at the MAC tour- 
nament. Jake Percival won his weight class, while team- 
mates Willis and Carrizales placed second in theirs. 
Percival and Carrizales both wrestled in the national tour- 

Above: Head Coach Joel Greenlee and Assistant Coach Bob Patnesky instruct 
a wrestler on the mat. Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon 

Right: Above: Erick Weimer, a junior, brings Dave 
Bonnigson, an Eastern Michigan University sen- 
ior, under his control during the heavyweight 
match. Weimer defeated his Bonnigson. Photo 
by Ki-Eun Kweon. 

Athletics i Wrestling 



|.>: Anthony Carrizales, a junior, wrestles Zac Pyles, of Eastern 
| : ;higan University. Anthony won this match. Photo by Ki-Eun 
I eon 

A Face of Wrestling: 
Jake Percival 

Starting his wrestling career at around age seven 
after his Uncle Al suggested he try it, junior Jake Percival 
continued to succeed in the sport during junior high, high 
school and now college. At Marion L. Steele High School 
in Amherst, Ohio, Percival stood out from the beginning. 
He placed third in the state as a freshman, and second 
both his sophomore and junior years. His senior year, he 
became State Champion, which led him to place third at 
the High School Nationals. 

Percival came to OU to carry on his impressive 
record. "One of the reasons I picked OU for college was 
because of the wrestlers and Coach Greenlee," he said. 
"You wrestle harder for a coach you like and respect, and 
with guys you get along with and have fun with." 

And wrestle hard he did. After red-shirting his 
freshman year, Percival was named fourth in the nation in 
his 149 weight class at the NCAA Championship his soph- 
omore year. This year, he has won three individual cham- 
pionships: the Eastern Michigan Open, the Mat Town 
Tournament and the Beast of the East Invitational. He 
went into the MAC Championships undefeated, his 
record 26-0, 4-0 MAC. Commenting on his status, 
Percival stated, "It feels good to be going into the MAC 
Championships ranked number one, but I try not to be 
too overconfident. I just take it one match at a time." 

Percival won the MAC championship, and was 
named MAC wrestler of the year. He went on to take fifth 
at Nationals and be named to the All-American team. 

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Jennifer lambert 

Cheerleaders are athletes, and the 
cheerleaders at Ohio University are no 
exception. To be a cheerleader at OU, you 
have to do a lot more than just smile and look 
good. "You have to practice, run, do push 
ups, wall sits, stairs... many other condition- 
ing exercises and do strength training with a 
strength coach," Tricia Perry, cheerleading 
director, said. The cheerleaders are also 
expected to be very flexible and work with a 
gymnastics coach for tumbling. Cheerleading 
is very time consuming, it demands physical 
excellence, it receives almost no recognition 
and it is denied any scholarship rewards. 

OU cheerleaders are always working. 
Cheerleading tryouts are held in September 
for junior varsity positions and in April for 
varsity positions. Even current cheerleaders 
must secure their place on the team and try- 
out each year. "Varsity has JV people waiting 
to move up and JV has alternates waiting to 
take their spots," Perry said. 

To earn a place on the squad the stu- 
dents must be able to cheer, tumble, do 
stunts, dance and communicate with each 
other and the crowd. Cheerleaders are con- 
stantly in the spotlight, so they are essential- 
ly ambassadors for the university, Perry said. 
OU cheerleaders also have to put in hours of 
practice time to get everything just right. 

During football season, the cheerlead- 
ers practice for several hours between two 
and four times a week. During basketball sea- 
son the Convocation Center is a hectic place, 
so practice is usually limited to two times a 
week. But when they practice, they practice 
hard. Perry said to be a cheerleader at OU, 
"you have to work hard and just love cheer- 

Above: The cheerleaders build a pyramid during a basketb 
time out to get the crowd going. The OU cheerleaders spe 
much of their time on the sidelines doing stunts and flips. 

Athletics l Cheerleading 


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synchronized and smiling 
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They're all over campus: football and basketball games, pep rallies, parades and ever 
community events. And they make it look so easy. But behind their synchronized movements 
and smiling faces, the OU Dance Team is made up of 15 hard-working women. 

The DanceTeam performs at every home football and basketball game. In addition, the\ 
perform at other community and university events like pep rallies, banquets and the Relay foi 
Life in May. 

The three captains, senior Sara Phillips, senior Noelle Wilson and junior Amy Gossett, whc 
were elected by last year's DanceTeam, have many responsibilities. 

"Because we have no coach, the captains run every practice and choreograph all the rou 
tines we use for the year," said Phillips. "We also handle most of the administrative tasks like 
selecting uniforms and planning fundraisers." 

Another responsibility of the captains is organizing and running the annual tryouts, which 
were held during the second week of fall quarter. First, the captains held four days of clinics. Ir 
these clinics, they taught prospective DanceTeam members the fight song dance, two othei 
dances and three leaps. With first cuts, the captains narrowed the field to 25. The Dance Tearr 
was complete after final cuts, when captains chose 11 members and one alternate. By this time 
football season was already underway. 

"Football season is our time to prepare the new members for the upcoming year, as wel 
as bond as a team," Phillips said. "Since we do the same 'ditties' at every football game, we use 
that time to perfect them." 

But things got more intense for basketball season. The DanceTeam learned a new dance 
for every home game in addition to performing sideline ditties. To prepare so many new per 
formances, the practice schedule was rigorous. During winter quarter, they practiced from 7 tc 
10 every weeknight. 

Even though the DanceTeam had to work hard, Phillips said the 
work was worth it. "The best part is definitely the people," she said. 
"We're all good friends, even outside of dance, and we have a lot of fun 
together. We all work very hard during practice and games, and no one 
complains or gives less than her best. We all love to dance, and to be 
able to do what we love with a great group of people is great. We con- 
sider ourselves lucky to be a part of a team like ours." 

"It's a labor of love," she added. 

Athletics I DanceTeam 

posite Page: Sheri Ondercik and Kelly Metzger, along with the rest of the dance 
im, perform a '70s medley in honor of all the fathers attending the basketball game 
Dads' Weekend. 

y. Anita Vensel, Amy Gossett, Andrea Johnston and Amy Gabler wow the crowd 
:h their synchronized leaps during one of their halftime performances. 

ttom: Current DanceTeam members are joined by an alumna in their kickline on 
mecoming weekend. The dancers line up for their kicks each time the Bobcats 
)re, and kick once for every point on the Home side of the scoreboard. 

A Face of Dance: 
Anita Vensel 

Anita Vensel, a junior and second-year 
member of the Ohio University DanceTeam, is 
perpetually active. When she is not busy being 
a dedicated member of the OU Dance Team, 
which sometimes involves daily, three-hour 
practices, Vensel is usually in the Interior 
Architecture studio working on her next project 

"At times it gets really rough," she said 
"I have to go right from practice to the studio 
because I have a project due at 8 a.m. the next 
day, and I have to stay there all night to finish it 
in time. Interior Architecture is a very intense 
major, and it's hard to juggle that with an activi 
ty like DanceTeam." 

Even though she puts in a lot of hours 
for her schoolwork and for DanceTeam, Vensel 
finds both to be rewarding. Dancing has always 
been an important part of Vensel's life. She start 
ed dancing at age four, and has continued ever 
since. In high school, Vensel was the captain of 
a 75-member dance team and took daily lessons 
at a dance school. She is also completing a 
minor in dance at OU. 

"It's really hard, but it's worth it to me,' 
Vensel said. "I've been dancing all my life, and I 
just can't imagine not having it as part of my 

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the most exciting band 
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Lined up in perfect formation, masses of green and white uniforms take the field, eagei 
to give it their all to make their school proud. True, this is a scene from a memorable Bobcat 
game, but this act is halftime and these faces on the field belong to the Marching 110: the 
most exciting band in the land. 

Marching 110 members were among OU's hardest working students. During fall quar 
ter, practice, whether it be on the field, with their sectionals, or on their own, seemed unceas 
ing. Yet, all the work and time they put forth was well worth it. The Marching 110 members 
continued to give 110 percent effort. This group's effort, led by field commander Nick DeLote 
made the rewards virtually endless. Second-year member said, "The Marching 

110 has changed my life. The memories I've gained and the lessons I've learned will always b 
a part of me, and I will never forget this experience." 

The Marching 110 marked its 35th season in 2002-2003. Besides supporting the foot 
ball team at all their games, the band had a busy year with its own activities. Steeped in tra- 
dition, they continued their major annual events of Homecoming, Varsity Night, and the Ohic 
Theater Show. Homecoming, held on October 12, provided an opportunity for the Alumn 
Marching 110 to return to OU and march with their former band mates while having a blast, j 

Select members of the band went on to showcase their routines of the season for the 1 
campus on Varsity Night, November 16, inTempleton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. The 
Ohio Theater Show, on November 18, was Varsity Night in Columbus with a much larger 
crowd. Continuing the tradition 
of marching at high-profile loca- 
tions, this year's Marching 110, 
under the direction of Robert Suk, 
took a trip to Florida over 
Thanksgiving. They participated 
in two parades at Disney World 
and also made an appearance at 
an NFL game: the Jacksonville 
Jaguars against the Pittsburg 

"The Marching 110 is like a 
family," remarked fourth-year 
member Brian Bross. "Whenever 
anyone has a problem, we know 
we can always turn to one anoth- 
er for help." This closeness came 
from the intense practices and all 
the time spent working as a team, 
and it did not stop with the close of 
the football season. Some band 
members went on to play in the 
Varsity Band during basketball sea- 
son while others played in the 
University Band. Everyone wanted 
to keep their skills sharp as well as 

continue having fun with their surrogate family. For all involved, the Marching 110 was very spe 
cial. Not only did it hone members' instrumental skills, but it offered life lessons and close friend 
ships that will stay strong long after its members leave OU. 

Athletics I Marching 110 

Top: The Marching 110 performs a crowd-pleasing dance during halftime. 

Bottom Left: A member of the band's drill team does a routine as the band plays during Varsity Night at Memorial Auditorium. 

Bottom Right:The drumline keeps the beat during during a basketball game at the Convocation Center. 

Above: The band's trom- 
bones play away as the 
Sousaphones prepare for 
their part of the piece at 
Varsity Night. 

Right: Marching 110 mem- 
bers show they're not afraid 
to get down and dirty during 
a football game. 

Opposite page: Renee Toki, 
an English Education major, 
puts a spin on her cymbal 
during a home basketball 


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Athletics I Marching 110 

A Face of the Marching 110: 
Sam Venable 

The Marching 110, which performs during halftime at football games, is the result of many hours of effort 
and practice volunteered by students. Sam Venable discovered the Marching 110 during a college visit. Interested 
in joining, he went to band camp before school started in September, eventually tried out and was chosen to 
become a member. 

Venable, a first-year student, participated in band for four years at Wilmington High School in Wilmington, 
Ohio. He plays the bass drum in both the Marching 110 and in the Varsity Band seen at Bobcat basketball games. 
As a member of the Marching 110, he, along with his peers, practices five to six days a week during the fall to pre- 
pare for their halftime performances. For Venable, one of the hardest things about being a member of the 
Marching 110 is "living up to expectations." 

"It is hard to always give 110 percent, but everyone in the band has worked hard, and there is pride in our 
work," stated Venable. 


ots of work 
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by When Ohio University athletes step out onto the court or playing field, they have dozens 

micheiie shiveiy Q f Qhio University staff members behind them. Spectators, however, only see what goes or 

once the game begins. They are unaware of the hard work of so many supporting staff member? 

behind the scenes of Ohio University's athletic program. 

Obviously, athletic coaches and team staff play a major role in preparing athletes for com 
petition. Team members and staff put in an amazing amount of time in preparation for both spor 
seasons and individual games. 

"I don't think other students understand the time demands placed on athletes," said C 
Saultz, Academic Services Intern. 
Saultz works in Ohio University's 
Academic and Developmental 
Services, a department devoted to 
assisting student athletes with their 
academic studies. The department is 
responsible for running study tables 
for all athletic teams. Staff members 
also meet with at-risk athletes, help 
schedule classes and evaluate their 
progress by midterm grade reports. 

Other departments that are not 
directly involved with student ath- 
letes, but definitely assist them are 
ticket operations, marketing and pro- 
motions, facilities, and broadcasting 
and media relations. Bob Lee, publi- 
cations and web coordinator for the 
university's athletic program, is 
responsible for overseeing the pro- 
duction of all publications dealing 
with the athletic program. He also 
oversees the athletic Web sites. 

"We rely heavily on student 
volunteers," Lee said. With only two 
full time workers in the department, 
"It's just impossible to get all the 
sports done." 

As with every other athletic 
department, the emphasis is always 
on the student athletes. "Our depart- 
ment's job is to give them as much 
positive exposure as we can," he said. 

Student athletes are able to 
represent Ohio University due to 
hours and hours of their own hard 
work, but also due to the dedication 
of Ohio University's athletic depart- 
ment staff members. 

Athletics i Feature 



Opposite Page: 
Andy Kershaw, assis- 
tant swimming coach, 
instructs his swim- 
mers as they compete 
against Denison 

University. Photo by 
Ki-Eun Kweon 

Left: Women's basket- 
ball staff members 
encourage a player as 
she takes a seat. 


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In the championship game of the 
Central States Collegiate Hockey League 
Tournament (CSCHL) the Ohio Men's 
Hockey Team fell to the top seeded 
University of Illinois. The Bobcats domi- 
nated all phases of the game; however, 
they were only able to muster one goal 
against the Illinois goalie, tournament 
MVPTim Danlow. After sixty minutes of 
hockey, the game was tied, one to one. 
Six minutes into overtime, the Fighting 
lllini scored the winning goal when the 
puck deflected off the skate of Nick 
Bilanow and past goalie Brian Gallagher 
to clinch the championship for the 
Fighting lllini. It was a fluke goal, said 
Ohio head coach Dan Morris. "We had 
the puck down at their end the entire 
overtime and then the only time they got 
the puck to our end, they scored off a 
deflection off one of our guys." 

The Bobcats earned the right to play in 
the league championship game by 
defeating sixth seeded St. Louis and 
defend ing-tournament-champion Iowa 
State in consecutive nights. Forward 
Brian Roberts scored a hat trick against 
Iowa State, to propel the Bobcat's to the 
championship game. Goalies Lowell 
Franko and Brian Gallagher earned the victories in 
Friday and Saturday's games, respectively. 

Heading into the league tournament, the Ohio 
Men's Hockey Team compiled a regular season 
record of 18-10-4, which was almost identical to the 
record they had at the completion of last season. 
Ohio's leading scorer forward Zac Hernandez attrib- 
uted this to hard work. "I don't think we have as 
many skilled players [as last season] but we have 
more hardworking players, freshmen through sen- 
iors," he said. 

As a result of finishing as one of the top twelve 
club hockey teams in the country the Bobcats quali- 
fied for the ACHA National Tournament held at Bird 
Arena. The Bobcats, the number four seed in the 
tournament, finished as runner-up. 

Athletics i Hockey 

'hofos by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

op: Junior Matt Shenk takes a shot at the goal during the conference tournaments, which were hosted by OU this year. 

lottom Left: Teammates congratulate each other after a goal has been scored. 

lottom Right: Zach Hernandez shoots for the goal during a home game. 


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Jennifer bishop 

Gymnastics is one 
of the newest club sports 
offered to OU students. 
The club was founded two years ago, 
and its the first year of existence was 
spent raising money for the team. Team 
members worked at all the home foot- 
ball games and many basketball games. 
They also did carwashes and flip-a- 
thons uptown. 

During the season, which took 
place mostly during the winter quarter, 
team members practiced daily, condi- 
tioning at Ping and doing two hour 
practices at Global Gymnastics in order 
to perfect their events. These events 
included vault, bars, beam and floor 
routines. Global Gymnastics is located 
in The Plains, and the team makes the 
ten minute drive three times a week. 
For the newly formed team, the build- 
ing where they practice is one of the its biggest obstacles. Advisor Stephanie Dorgan explained, "It's an 
inadequate practice facility in terms of space and equipment." 

Also because of the size of the facility, the gymnastics team is unable to host their own home meets. 
"We hope to have our own facility in the future," stated President Katie Sprenger. 

Although it is new to the university, the gymnastics team is already off to a successful and promising 
start. Last year, its first year of competition, the team ended the season undefeated. After qualifying as one 
of 30 teams to go to Nationals at Ohio State University, the team again proved itself earning sixth place. At 
the end of the school year, the Gymnastics team was also named Club Sports Team of the Year. In the 2003 

season the team had attended meets 
at Virginia Tech where it placed second 
out of 12 teams and at Miami where 
they placed third of 13 teams. 

Despite its success, the team 
does face some challenges. 
Gymnastics is a team sport, but it is 
also an individual sport where single 
athletes can win even when the team 
does not. Sprenger said, "Trying to get 
everyone to work together as a team is 
sometimes difficult." To help with this 
problem, the team does team-building 
exercises throughout the season. 

However, the team also has 
many strengths. "[The team members] 
have a love and commitment to the 
sport and the commitment and desire 
of the team's leadership," Dorgan saic. 

Athletics I Gvmnastics/EquestnanTeam 

Being named the 2002 
Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association's National Champions 
gave Ohio University's Equestrian 
Team a reason to be proud, as 
well as a tradition to uphold. They 
were the first team at OU to win 
that title, which makes them the 
most successful club sport at the 

The 41 member coed team 
is made up of driven students 
who love riding. "There's just 
something about being around a 
horse," remarked President 
Jessica West. "It's also very good 
mentally, for it takes you away 
from all the stress in your life 
because you just focus on riding." 
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Although experience is rec- 

ommended, it is not necessary. 
Members are required to take at least eight lessons a 
quarter and to practice once a week at Stonegate Farm 
in Coolville in order to prepare for meets. Fundraising is 
also a requirement for members to help raise money 
for lessons and competitions. Their biggest event was 
"rent-a-rider," hosted once in the fall and again in the 
spring. Club members auctioned their cooking and 
cleaning services off to the highest bidder in order to 
raise enough money to meet their needs. 

The equestrian team had 16 regular meets from 
October through February, and then had a chance to go 
on to Regionals, Zones, and Nationals, all held spring 
quarter. The OU Equestrians did very well because of 
their horse-riding abilities and drive to compete. 
"People who say riding is not a sport are wrong. We 
actually are in very good shape," said West. "Making a 
1,200-pound animal do something it doesn't want to do 
requires a lot of strength." 

Above: Ohio juniors Julie McCostlinSarah Nichols and hunt seat coach Suni 
Dils prepare Cienna for another jump class at the equestrian team's arena in 

Left: Lani Blackford, a junior majoring in environmental health, prepares to 
take another jump while riding Basie. 

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the team quit after two weeks once they went to Sectionals and lost to Oberlin 
College. However, after the SectionalTournament loss to Oberlin, a few core members 
were still interested in the sport and joined the Men's Ultimate Team. The following 
year there was still not enough interest to field a women's team. However, in the fall 
of 1995, Micki Marusic formed a new ultimate team for women under the name, 
"Running with Scissors." The next year Amy Krehbiel took over as captain of the team 

and began recruiting many new members to join the club. Ever since Krehbiel 

took charge of the team in 1996, the club, although it has changed names *^SQ| 
numerous times, has remained strong. 

In addition to ultimate frisbee, there are many other club sports avail- 
able for women to actively participate in, including tennis, gymnastics, vol- 
leyball, softball, rugby and crew. There is a small participation fee for each 
sport, which covers the cost of travel, uniforms, court rental, and other 
expenses. Tryouts for club sports usually begin at the beginning of the year 
for sports like softball and volleyball or at the start of each quarter for sports 
like tennis. Some club sports allow new members to join freely throughout 
the academic year. 

The Ohio University Women's Club Sports program is dedicated to the 
mission of provid- 
ing and developing 
leadership opportu- 
nities for female 
students who are 
interested in a sport 
or activity. Club 
sports are commit- 
ted to improving 
the quality of life 
for students, facul- 
ty, staff, as well as 
healthy lifestyle 
choices. Each club 
is student run and 
establishes an 

framework, leader- 
ship and schedule 
to meet the needs 
of its members. 

Athletics i Women's Club Sports 

Opposite Page: Katie 

Keehneo, a sophomore, 
returns the volley during a 
tennis club practice. Photo 
by Katie Labbe 

Left: Students warm up for a 
work out with the martial arts 

Below: Women's Water Polo 
Goalie, Lindsey James jumps 
for the block. Photo by: Katie 

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Ohio University offers 18 club sports for men. Marcus Wunderle, president of the Men' 
Crew team, has been involved with the team since his second year at OU. Wunderle said, "M 
favorite aspect of crew is the teamwork involved. The team is like a family. We spend so muc 
time together during the racing season that we have become very close." Although the cre\ 
team is very young, Wunderle expects a terrific season next year. "We have very few retunin 
rowers so the experience of racing is lacking, but they have a great work ethic and will be a grec 
team next year." 

Fourth-year mechanical engineering major Michael Ismer, was president of OU' 
Ultimate Frisbee team. The team prepared for its competitive spring quarter competitions i 
which they went head to head against teams such as Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan Stats 
Halsmer described his team's attitude, stating, "As a team we continually beat teams that ar 
faster and more athletic than us because we 
work harder, and everyone on the team 
knows that if they get into trouble on or off 
the field, the rest of the guys will step up 
and help. Everyone on the team is willing 
to work hard and learn from his or her mis- 
takes. We never quit." Ultimate has a 
strong alumni base that encourages and 
supports the player's improvement. "The 
most memorable experience this year was 
after our game with the OU alumni team at 
Halloween. They commented on how much 
the team and I improved since they played 
with us. Since these guys took me under 
their wing and taught me the game when I 
was a clueless freshman it meant a lot to 

Club sports are a great way for stu- 
dents to use their high school athletic expe- 
rience in a new way. Matt Kittle, a junior 
marketing and MIS major on OU's water 
polo team is a great example. "I swam in 
high school, and didn't want to swim in col- 
lege, so I decided to do some other sport. I 
decided that water polo was something I 
could do well because of my speed in 
swimming, and started to play." 

Carl Fechko compared the men's 
rugby team to brotherhood. "You see 
everybody daily. No matter how your game 
goes, you are still buddies after. The play- 
ers are more than just your teammates; 
they are your best friends." 

Athletics I Men's Club Sports 

Left: Junior Corey Joens, holds up aT-shirt, 
while Peter Snyder draws the name of 
winner of the shirt. The drawing was a part 

of the Ohio Men's Crew 6 th Annual Run/ • 
Walk Fall Classic. Photo by Ki-Eun Kweon. 

Below: A member of the boxing club 
practices his jabs with a punching bag. 

Left: Sophomore, Adam Joly, prepares to serve another round. Photo by 
Katie Labbe 

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erica lutterbein ff ers a w jd e variety of sports to students seeking activity. Students in search of a way tj 
keep in shape, meet new friends, be part of a team or just have fun can stop by the Campu! 
Recreation offices in Ping Center to sign up for intramural sports. Students can compete ir 
teams for sports such as flag football, broomball, basketball and volleyball, or they can com 
pete individually in tennis, horseshoes, bowling or badminton. 

First-year student John Nank and his friends played men's intramural basketball durinc 
winter quarter on the team, "The Ghetto Boyz." 

"Intramural sports gives students a chance to play a more organized game than the\ 
have going at the courts," Nank said. He also noticed that even intramural sports have fans 
"I noticed that some teams had a following," he said. "At the last game we had a bit of < 
crowd going." 

Jared Black, a fourth-year student, has been playing intramural sports since he came tc 
OU. He played flag football his first two years, softball his third year, and basketball even 
year. Black played basketball in high school and wanted to continue pursuing the sport. 

"It was a release from school," he said, "and a way to compete against people like ir 
high school sports." 

Other students, like third-year student Bethany Miller, played mostly for fun. Mille 
played intramural co-ed softball with a group of her friends. She said it was a positive activ 
ity they could do while working as a team, exercising and spending time outdoors. 

"We won the first two games, but after that we played teams that were pretty seriou; 
about it, so it went downhill from there," she said. "We lost really badly." 

Even though Miller played mostly for fun, she did enjoy the competitiveness. 

"It was great because no one on our team was really serious about it, so you could be 
but have fun 
at the same 

lete or 
who wants to 
get out of the 
dorm room to 
play some 
pingpong, he 
or she likely 
can find 

something of 
through intra- 
mural sports. 

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Left: Alison Davis, Erin Miller, Annie Ervin and Amy Bernaph cheer on the men's 
bowling team that called themselves the "15-Pound Balls." 

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Above: Warren Wilson keeps the score of his intramural bowling team and watches the next bowler take his turn while the other team does the 
same. Photo by: Katie Labbe 

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Left: Disappointment is 
apparent on the faces of 
this team when the refer- 
ee call the other team's 
touchdown good. 

Below: Broomball, 

played on the ice while 
the players wear sneak- 
ers, is one of the most 
popular intramural 

sports at OU. Games 
take place at Byrd Arena 
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stacia goiem en j oy tne outdoors and seek adventure, Ohio University has the perfect well-kept secret: 
Outdoor Pursuits. 

A division of Campus Recreation, Outdoor Pursuits holds regular backpacking, rap- 
pelling and skiing trips throughout the year to various locations in Ohio, West Virginia and 
Kentucky. The trips are open to OU students, staff and community members. Experience 
is not necessary before joining; leaders host rappelling and backpacking clinics to teach the 
basic skills needed. 

One of the more popular trips is New Adventures, a canoeing and hiking trip in 
Boundary Waters, Minnesota. This is an orientation for incoming freshmen before school 
starts in the fall and is an opportunity for them to meet people right off the bat while earn- 
ing college credit. Outdoor Pursuits sponsored exciting trips during spring break as well. 
Students could choose to travel to the Bahamas to scuba dive, or to take a backpacking trip 
in Cohutta Wilderness, Georgia. 

Outdoor Pursuits also has on-campus activities available to interested students. 
There is a challenge course, or Ropes Course, which promotes group cooperation as well 
as self-confidence. In addition, there is a 36-foot rock climbing wall at Ping Recreation 
Center that students can use to practice their skills. In March, the group hosted the Fourth 
Annual Rock Stars Climbing Competition at the wall. It was an all-day competition with 
prizes for the winners. 

With the various trips and activities to take part in, it is hard not to benefit from an 
experience with Outdoor Pursuits. "Especially with my Outdoor Education/Recreation 
major, I have gained so much during my four years with the program," commented senior 

Jamie Jasinski, former 
participant and current 
Climbing Wall Manager, 
Challenge Course 

Facilitator and Trip 
Leader. "Things I learn 
in class, I can apply in 
my activities here, but I 
am learning more actual- 
ly doing than just sit- 

Left: Jackie kelly and Jamie Jasinski 
look at a map to plan out a hiking 

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goes through his pack 
while enjoying the beauty 
that surrounds him. 

Top Right: Several hikers 
wade through a stream on 
a summer backpacking trip. 

Bottom: Levi Rose sets up 
his tenet and unpack his 

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ear for someone 
to talk to, a source 
for advice and 
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res life staff: a helping hand 

On September 7, as thousands of Ohio University students prepared to move into OU's residence 
halls, 209 resident assistants were waiting to greet them. Already, these individuals had put in a hefty 
amount of time getting ready to welcome their residents. 

After an eight-week class focused on issues like racism, sexism and classism, resident assistants were 
ready to face anything. RAs also arrived on campus early to attend workshops to sharpen their skills. 
However, Chris Wolf, a third-year resident assistant, said that the most important training comes later, when 
RAs actually interact with residents. 

Resident assistants share common values that they try to show residents. RA Colleen Ervin said thai 
these values include promoting a sense of community, resolving conflicts, promoting tolerance and creat- 
ing a safe learning and living environment. 

"Being an RA is just a part of your personality," Ervin said. 

Each resident assistant has a different style of leadership, depending on his or her personality and the 
situation. Cory Cronin, an RA for first-year students, said, 
"My job is being an ear for someone to talk to, a source for 
advice and answering tons of questions." 

Along with resident assistants, OU employs 20 secu- 
rity aides. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, SAs 
patrol each of the three residential greens, ensuring that 
OU's rules and regulations are being upheld. Security 
aides' priority is to promote the safety of all students. SAs 
have the same authority as resident assistants, but are also 
in contact with the OU Police Department. 

Each RA and SA chose his or her position for per- 
sonal reasons. Most, however, expressed a desire to help 
other Ohio University students. Adam Gibson wanted to be 
an RA "for the experience of helping out residents and 
being a resource for them." 

Senior Security Aide Brian Koster wanted to become 
an SA his freshman year. "I thought it would be really cool 
to walk around with a radio and help others at the same 
time," he said. "Of course, there's a lot more to it." 

Ervin also wanted to help people when she became 
an RA. "Being an RA looks good on resume, and a big 
room doesn't hurt either!" she added. 

The best part of being a resident assistant for many, 
including Ervin, is the positive interaction with residents. 
"That's the fun stuff," she said. Sometimes, though, it takes 
a while for residents to see their RAs as friends. 

"I almost take on a different identity because I'm a 
RA," said Cronin. "Residents make assumptions about my 
life." He added, "I'm not just an RA - I'm also a person." 

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eft: Bromley Hall RA Lea Cook decorates a bulletin board on her floor's hallway. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard. 
ibove: Two students sponge-paint during a residence hall activity. 

by Jennifer bishop and katie brandt 

life on the greens 

Every day as people walk to classes and across campus they pass the thousands of faces that make 
up the green where they live. Moving into their rooms at the beginning of the year, students join a new 
community and make a new life for themselves away from their hometowns. Each green on campus is 
unique and has a variety of different people and activities to enjoy. 

West Green is made up of eight residence halls, Boyd Dining Hall, the Boyd Grab'n Go, Boyd Market, 
and the residents. Separated from the rest of the campus by Richland Avenue, students are not secluded 
because of the division, but actually benefit because of the location. Although it's quite a distance to trav- 
el across to the other side of campus, the green is conveniently located within a short distance from the Ping 
Recreational Center, the Aquatic Center, and Byrd Arena. Even more importantly it takes only a few min- 
utes to make the walk into town. "It's like our own mini resort," joked first-year student Sarah Kuk. 

While it might be apart from the other greens, its location is convenient for destinations almost any- 
where on campus. Without navigating too many hills, people can get almost anywhere they need to go in 
a short amount of time. 

Also, residents explained that they prefer West Green to the others that they have seen because it is 
mostly a residential area. With a few exceptions, the majority of the buildings are residence halls, so there 
is not as much traffic with people coming to classes. Atmosphere is another reason why students love the 
green. First-year student Abby Morgan stated simply, "It's a pretty place." 

By far, it seems to be the people that are the biggest asset to the green. Mike Clevidence, a second- 
year student and RA in Sargent Hall, explained, "people can be crazy, but there is a more mature feeling on 
the green than in the other places I have been and lived." 

Several residents described how helpful and friendly the residence hall staff was on move-in day and 
have been since that time. Throughout the year there have also been many activities planned just for the 
students, such as movie nights, trick-or-treaters visiting the halls, and special dinners. During the first quar- 
ter there was a cookout at the Convocation Center that allowed students to get to know more people, and 
later on there were several holiday dinners. Trick-orTreating was also a hit with residents. Local kids were 
brought to the halls and went around on each floor. "We have a lot of fun with the activities, and the peo- 
ple who don't come are missing out on a lot," remarked Clevidence. 

One resident living in the Convo summed up the feelings of many of the residents on West Green; 
"it's a good place to live because it's active and fun." 

At the bottom of Morton and Jefferson Hills sit the many timeless buildings that compose OU's East 
Green and just beyond those, the residence halls of South Green. Together, these Greens contain a total of 
33 residence halls. Fourteen belong to East and 19 to South. 

Any student living in one of the halls that make up East Green - the oldest green used for dormito- 
ries - wakes each morning to the brick pathways and clock towers that decorate the Green just outside their 
windows. On the way to classes, they also pass one or both of its two dining halls: Shively and Jefferson. 

"It's a really convenient place to live," third-year resident assistant of East Green's Washington Hall 
Laurel Franz said. 

First-year student and Bush Hall resident, Beth Comer, travels to Jefferson often for dinner and waits 
in line to choose her own vegetables and meat that the dining hall's employees will proceed to stir fry for 
her. "I prefer the Wok Bar because it's more like real food," she stated, adding that as far as she knows, no 
other dining hall on campus offers this sort of meal option in addition to the standard meals. 

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jove: Everyone backs away as a resident flings paint across the table. RAs set up activities such as this to allow students to get to 
iow each other better. 

South Green's Nelson Dining Hall also offers something unique and exclusively 
South. Students travel from all over campus to Nelson for its Grab and Go's chicken strips, 
pizzas and cookies. First-year student and East Green resident Dave Royer makes the trek 
to Nelson for a lunch of chicken strips on a daily basis. "I don't like the food at the other 
Grab and Go" he said, referring to East Green's Shively which has a line stretching out the 
door around lunchtime everyday. "I like fast food," he continued. 

In addition to the Nelson Grab and Go, South Green features another appealing 
aspect of OU that remains exclusively South: the mods. A mod is a living room with two 
or three hallways branching off of it. Six people live down each hallway, and all the halls 
share the living room. 

First-year student and South Green resident Adam Abramowicz lives in a mod. "It's 
not bad," he said. "You get to live on your own, so you're not stuck with somebody you 
don't like." He went on to explain what he likes specifically about the mods. "You do meet 
people though, and you decide who you want to room with your sophomore year." 

Not all South Green residents live in mods though. RA Margaret Eberhard lived in a 
typical residence hall, Crawford, her freshman year. Eberhard appreciates the seclusion that 
South Green offers. "I like how it's off by itself," she said, also mentioning the river that 
flows around the Green and the scenic courtyards within. 

Each quarter, the Residence Life staff of East Green organizes green-wide events that 
all students may participate in, regardless of which green they call home. In the fall, the tri- 
angle between Bush, Washington, and Jefferson Halls harbored the OctoberfEAST. Festive 
lights dangled from tree to tree and music reverberated throughout the green as Residence 
Life members staffed various stations of food and games. 

During fall quarter,Tiffin and Gamertsfelder Halls scheduled a picnic between the two 

buildings complete 
with hamburgers 
*• and hot dogs. 

student Andrew 
Wargo lives inTiffin ■ . 

Hall and attended 

• the event. "I think 

they were going to « '-■ 

have entertainment 
of some kind, but it rained so it did- 
n't go as planned." He went on to 
say that he would have enjoyed 
himself more "if not for the rain." 

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bove: Students walk across a snow-covered South Green on their way back from their days' activities. South Green has many unique quali- 
3S, including the catwalks that connect the residence halls and Nelson Dining Hall. 

pposite Page: Sophomores Melissa Powers andTim Kelso enjoy the benefit of having a swimming pool in their dorm as they play in 
romley Hall's pool. Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard. 


Once everyone returned from Winter Break, Jefferson Hall hosted Star Search. For this event, sti 
dents showcased their talents; some worked as groups while others performed solo. Shortly after that, i 
early February, East Green residents with G.RA.'s above 3.0 gathered in the lobby of Washington Hall for 
ceremony in recognition of the grades they had earned. 

East Green's annual Mama Paluau took place during spring quarter. Residence Life arranged this oir 
door happening in honor of Mom's Weekend. 

In contrast to the numerous events held on East Green, South Green's major event took place in thj 
fall. Over a span of three nights, interested students put together teams and competed against one anotr 
er in the South Green Games. Each night featured a different attraction, such as banner making and sca\ 
enger hunts as well as football and volleyball games. The winning groups received t-shirts in honor of the 

Abramowicz enjoyed his time spent involved in the games. "Not a lot of people participated," he saic 
"but I'm up for anything." 

Also in the fall, willing residents of both Greens participated in a trick-or-treating event. On Hallowee 
evening, local children passed through the hallways of residence halls all over campus. Led by OU student! 
the kids went from door to door dressed as ghosts, princesses, and other classic figures. Many dorm res 
dents decorated their rooms 
with black and orange stream- 
ers and pumpkins and played 
festive music for the trick-or- 

First-year student and 
East Green resident Quinn 
Bowman watched as the chil- 
dren walked through his hall 
collecting candy. "It was kind 
of weird actually," he said with 
a laugh. "Because of all the 
debauchery that usually goes 
on in the hall, I felt guilty see- 
ing children here." 

Both East and South 
Greens offer a wide variety of 
events for their residents, pro- 
viding some needed stress 
relief and bonding time among 
members of the greens. 

Right: A student studies in a residence 
hall study room. 

Left: An East Green resident makes use of 
one of the green's dining facilities. 
Although Shively Corner does not take the 
regular meal Ian, it does accept Bobcat 

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Everyone helps 
each other out. 
Most chapters 
offer tutoring to 
their members, 
and some chap- 
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Greek life on the Ohio University campus continued its academic, 
philanthropic and social success this year. The ten sororities, along with the 
eighteen fraternities on campus, strengthened their ties with the University 
and the surrounding community through a variety of activities. 

In addition to a new school year, fall quarter brought Greek life a new 
advisor. Michael Sprinkle, known to students as just "Sprinkle," came to 
Ohio University as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. 
Sprinkle is responsible for the advising and development of the Greek com- 
munity at OU. He filled a position that had been vacant since spring 2001. 
(/} "He's a good worker," said Director of Student Activities Anne 

Lombard. "He's full of ideas and enthusiastic, and he's a good fit for us." 

Sprinkle says that he and Ohio University are a great fit. "I inter- 
viewed a few places, but the job and students here were the best fit for my 
personality," said Sprinkle. "I liked the staff, and I loved the students." 

According to Sprinkle, OU's campus is a place where there is room for 
growth, but the Greek organizations "can build on top of what's been laid." 

One of his main goals is to see an expansion in the philanthropic 
efforts fraternities and sororities put forth. 

"Greek students raise a lot of money with philanthropy projects, and 
that's great, but I'd like to see students reaping the personal benefits of com- 
munity service," said Sprinkle. 

In addition to growth of philanthropy projects, Sprinkle hopes to see 
Greek life become more accessible to the general student body. He wants 
to make the Greek Web sites more user-friendly, as well as to continue to 
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Sprinkle was not the only new addition to Greek life this year. Fall 
quarter brought many new faces to fraternities and sororities on campus 
through fall recruitment. 

Fraternities highlighted their recruitment efforts by hosting a week- 
long recruitment period in which prospective members were able to meet 
members from each fraternity. A two-day formal recruitment was followed 

Eby two days of informal sessions in which prospective members were able 
to see the fraternities operate in a more relaxed setting. 
For sororities, recruitment followed a more formal approach. Initially, 
v7) potential members went through the process of touring all of the houses 

wm * and meeting the women of each chapter, said Sarah Schwabauer, vice pres- 

W# ident for recruitment for the Women's Panhellenic Association. 

Later on in the recruitment process, each chapter performed skits for 
the prospective members. 

"The skits were related to Greek life and sisterhood," said 
mm Schwabauer. 

^JT Sorority recruitment continued with potential members visiting their 

mim top three choices and then receiving formal invitations to join the chapters. 

^^ Upon the receipt of the invitation from a sorority, all of the new mem- 

bers gathered on the corner of Union and College streets for the annual 
"Running of the Bulls." 

Spectators lined up around all of the Greek houses for the exciting 
and memorable event. 

The recruitment period allows fraternities and sororities to get to 

£know the prospective members, and find who would best fit in the organi- 
zation, and it allows potential members to find which organization is the best 
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As many Ohio University alumni prepared for their travels back to 

Athens for Homecoming festivities, fraternities and sororities geared up for 

Homecoming 2002 by competing in an annual competition. The competition 

was made up of philanthropic, talent-based, athletic and creative activities 

that put teams of fraternities and sororities against each other. 

^3 Homecoming events for the greek community included flag football, 

ffj a clothing drive and a service auction, said Jenn Williamson, Women's 

^^ Panhellenic Association vice president for programming. 

At the service auction, attendees were able to bid for select Greek 
(^ members to perform a service. The money raised from the auction went to 

4^ Athens County Big Brothers and Big Sisters. 

™JJ? In addition to competition-based programming, the Interfraternity 

Mr Council and Women's Panhellenic Association brought in speaker David 

^Q Coleman, better known as the "dating doctor." Fraternity and sorority mem- 

bers were charged an admission fee of one canned food item for the event. 
The Thursday night of Homecoming week featured the annual "Yell 
Like Hell" pep rally on the steps of Baker Center. Greek members gathered 
on Union Street in the misty rain to show their support for the Bobcat foot- 
mm ball team as well as Ohio University. 

™" The week would not be capped off without the ever-so-famous float 

QL competition and Omega Mouth competition. 

The float competition was included as part of the Homecoming 

VW Parade that ran through Athens and Ohio University streets. This year, the 

"TJU team of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Gamma and Phi KappaTheta won the "Best 

^^ Greek Float" award given by the University Program Council. The team's 

™" float included a train with smoke coming out of the chimney, a real master- 

E piece in the art of float building. 

To end the week of competition, Omega Mouth entertained the whole 
CQ Greek community. The Omega Mouth competition featured the teams of fra- 

^^ m ternities and sororities performing choreographed dances to randomly cho- 

sen music. The event raised $1,551 for Athens County Big Brothers and Big 

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Amy Poitinger, president of Order of Omega, said she saw the evening 
%V as a rewarding end to three weeks of hard work and planning. 

f "I'm just happy we raised so much money for Big Brother/Big Sister," 

said Poitinger. 

Erin Hari, Order of Omega public relations chairwoman, said the 
group raised money through donations by fraternity and sorority members 
who attended the event. 

"Everyone was required to pay a dollar to get in. That money count- 

Eed towards the teams' points in the Homecoming competition, and it also 
goes to Big Brother/Big Sister," she said. 
The winners, the team of Sigma Chi, Alpha Delta Pi and Acacia, per- 
WJ formed a well-choreographed rendition of "Crazy LittleThing Called Love." 

The performance involved males in poodle skirts, a female with Elvis- 
inspired sideburns and a wealth of wildly choreographed dancing and lip- 

The winners of the Omega Mouth competition also wound up win- 
ning the entire Homecoming Week competition by a very narrow margin. 

Homecoming 2002, better known as "Coming Home," was a fun-filled 
week of exciting and beneficial activities for all involved. 













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While many Ohio University students had already departed for winter break, and 
many more were hours away from leaving, a fire broke 
out at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house at 23 S. Congress 
St. According to Athens Fire Department, the house 
caught fire at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 

One student suffered a dislocated arm from jump- 
ing from a second-story window. The other 28 students 
evacuated the house safely. 

The fire originated in the formal room, said 
AFD Chief Bob Troxel. The front portion had substan- 
tial fire damage and the remaining portion of the structure 
had smoke damage. 

Beta Theta Pi senior Steven Cespedes said he sus- 
pected the fire stemmed from a lamp that was placed too 
close to the curtains. 

Damage is estimated at $250,000 in structural 
damage, and $100,000 in contents, Troxel said. 

Aid was provided to the students by the universi- 
ty and local merchants. Residents of the house were 
given temporary housing. Reconstruction was scheduled 
to be ready by Fall 2003. 

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^" When people think of Greek life, they most likely think of parties, for- 

^^ mals, brotherhood and sisterhood. However, at Ohio University, Greeks can 

■■■ be associated with something else: good grades. 

{R According to reports gathered by the Office of Student Activities, the 

average GPA for Greek life members was 3.038 in 2002, higher than the 

#ff University average of 2.992. 

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^h Sigma Kappa is credited with having the highest among sororities. 

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#/) Chad Lanman, vice president of Scholastics for OU's Interfraternity 

Council, said in general you have to maintain a 2.5 GPA to be involved in 

Greek life, but it varies between chapters. 

"Everyone helps each other out," he said. "Most chapters offer tutor- 
^ m ing to their members and some chapters give out scholarships." 

*— Lanman also verified that the statistics were compiled from social fra- 

^\ ternities and sororities, and did not include chapters such as the engineering 

m or business fraternities. 

He also said there is an academic awards banquet each spring for the 
fraternity and sorority chapters. 

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fli Bowling Green State University. According to the BGSU Spring 2002 Greek 

Executive Summary, the average greek GPA is 2.85, falling just below the 
fm BGSU student average of 2.9. 

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^^^ B — ■ by erica lutterbein 

O united in song 

Singing Men of Ohio, an 80-member, all-men's choir organization continued its tradi- 
tion of excellence at Ohio University. In addition to performing three concerts, SMO went on 
tour over spring break, raised most of the money to support 
the organization, and continued to supply singers to 
Section 8, a 12-member a capella group associated with 

The Singing Men of Ohio performed a concert in con- 
junction with the women's choir group at the end of Fall 
Quarter, a concert in March on their own, and another con- 
cert during Moms' Weekend in May. Justin Stuempfle, a 
fifth-year student who has been a member of SMO since 
2001, said the March concert went particularly well. 

"The major piece we performed was 'Quest 
Unending' by Joseph Martin," he said. "The piece was spe- 
cially commissioned for the Singing Men of Ohio in mem- 
ory of Ira Zook." 

Dr. Ira Zook, who passed away in November 2000, 
was the founder of Singing Men of Ohio and directed it 
until his death. According to Stuempfle, Joseph Martin, the 
composer of "Quest Unending" had been a friend of 
Zook's. SMO's accompanist, Harolyn Bryant, contacted 
Martin and asked him to put the poem "The Quest 
Unending" to music for the commemorative piece. 

Over spring break, the Singing Men traveled around 
Ohio to recruit new talent for the group. Stuempfle said that 
SMO will travel to Puerto Rico next year, and that in the 
past the group has traveled to Florida, and as far away as 

SMO was also busy fundraising. Although the School 
of Music helps the group financially by not making them 

pay to hold performances in its facilities, the rest of the fundraising is up to the members 
themselves. Stuempfle said one of the most enjoyable fundraisers is an auction. 

"We sell the guys off to do chores, clean house, or go out on a date with the highest 
bidder," he said. 

The rest of the group's funds come from selling advertising space in the concert pro- 
grams and the annualTshirt and CD sales. 

Another important aspect of Singing Men of Ohio is Section 8. This 12-member a 
capella group was founded in 1995 by a graduate student, Raymond Feener, who is now the 
SMO and Section 8's director. Section 8 began as a smaller group "to perform gigs, because 
it's hard to get all 80 members out to do smaller performances," said Stuempfle. Although 
all 12 members of Section 8 are also members of SMO, Section 8 has a distinct style. 
Stuempfle said members for Section 8 are not only chosen on the basis of singing ability, 
but also on stage presence, personality and dedication to SMO. 

On April 12, Section 8 hosted its first ever collegiate a capella competition, the Ohio 
University a Capella Invitational. Groups from all over the country traveled to Athens to com- 
pete. Stuempfle said there are even some women on campus who "wish they were guys so 
they could join the Singing Men of Ohio." Stuempfle and the rest of the Singing Men refer 
to these women, mostly music majors, and friends or girlfriends of the members, as the 
"SMO Mammas." 

"The best thing about Singing Men of Ohio is the community, the brotherhood, the 
camaraderie we have," said Stuempfle. "We have that common ground, that bond through 
the music. But at the same time we have parties, go out, go to concerts, play video games, 
and play intramural sports. It's just the best things about a fraternity without all the negative; 


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Top Left: President and Vice President of the Singing Men of Ohio take money from their 
fundraiser at Nelson Commons. Photo by Katie Labbe 

Top Right: Gathered together are the members of Section 8, Singing Men of Ohio's a 
capella group. Photo courtesy of Justin Stuempfle. 

Bottom: Raymond Feener directs the Singing Men of Ohio in song. Photo by Katie Labbe 

_ ■ ■ 4 by kelly michae! 

the rock lobster 

The All Campus Radio Network (ACRN) is a student-run online radio station designed 
to provide OU students with "real life" job training while working for a radio station. ACRN's 
mission is to provide training in an environment that promotes intellectual, professional and 
spiritual growth. The Music Department of ACRN decides what is broadcasted throughout 
campus. Music director Dan Hung said, "If it's good.... we play it." 

ACRN, established 32 years ago, is the only fully student-run radio station on campus 
and is modeled after commercial radio stations in an attempt to make the experience as gen- 
uine as possible. A Rock Lobster named Snat is the station's mascot. 

First-year stu- 
dent and ACRN 
member Ian 

Hoxworth stated, 
"Being a member of 
the group is great 
because it's really 
fun working late 
night with all my 
friends while getting 
job experience for 
my career as a disk 

ACRN can be 
accessed online 

through the Web site 

Right: ACRN executives Kim 
and Stephanie Trick, with help 
from Nick Feltch, begin deco- 
rating the ballroom for the 
Two Dollar Prom. Photo by 
Robin Pfingst 

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Left: Megan Toth, mobile director, changes CDs while DJing at 
the ACRN'sTwo Dollar Prom. Photo by Robin Pfingst 





b ■ ■ by ■nnifer lamber 

planning ahead 

Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Scripps 111, the Ohio University Advertising Association 
meets to discuss their ad campaign competition, think of community service projects, talk about 
their future trips, plan social events and listen to special weekly guest speakers. 

Each year the OUAA competes in the National Student Advertising Competition and this year 
the client for the competition was the Toyota Matrix. The association also plans two yearly trips. 
The first is a trip in the fall to New York City for an advertising conference sponsored by the 
Advertising Women of New York. The second trip is in the spring, when members travel to 
Chicago for the Chicago Advertising Federation's College Career Day. 

The OU Advertising Association is a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation, 
and it is strong- 
ly affiliated with 
the Columbus 
Federation. The 
president of the 
association this 
school year is 
Jenny Greufe. 

Right: Professor 
Jane Sojka meets 
with OUAA pro- 
grammer Roshni 
Marfatia after 

speaking at a 

Below: Many stu- 
dents turn out for 
the first meeting of 
the year. 

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Top: Kristen Sekella and Mandy Adamkosky 
wake up after napping on the way to New 
York City. 

Middle Left: Melissa Hough practices her 
advertising skills by chalking an "ad" onto a 
campus sidewalk. 

Middle Right: BradTracy, Marc Lowe, Jenny 
Greufe, Rob Bown, Evan Brignolo, Megan 
Averell, Erin Kerkhoff, Nick Sweeney and 
Laura Jackson get ready to represent the 
OUAA in flag football intramural competi- 

Bottom: Laura Jackson, Jenny Greufe, 
Nadia Hile, Erin Kerkoff and Dawn Hayes 
enjoy the executive board retreat in 

capturing moments 




The mission of the Athena Yearbook is "to produce a quality publication documenting 
the year at OU." This year, members lived up to this proclamation, in spite of staff changes, 
and created the 2002-2003 Athena Yearbook, "Faces." 

"Losing key staff members late in the year made producing the book a challenge, but 
the rest of us were able to pull together and rise to the task," commented editor-in-chief 
Molly Tinker. 

This club requires dedication, but it also provides rewards to the student volunteers 
who join. Although open to any ambitious student, the yearbook staff is composed of 
mostly journalism and visual communication majors seeking out-of-classroom experience. 
Freshman Heather Ryerson said she joined the Athena as part of the design staff because | 
"it is good experience for my major, Visual Communications. Layouts and designs are 
whatVisCom people prepare." 

The Athena has executive staff that guides copy writers, photographers and designers 
with their assignments. Stories are written by the copy staff, who research their topics and 
conduct interviews. Photographers take pictures to complement the stories as well as write 
the captions to go along with them. 

The design staff then puts it all together creating layouts that fit the sections and 
working with the photographers to select the right pictures to fit each page. The final prod- 
uct is the personalized, professional depiction of a single year: The Athena Yearbook. 

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Top: Copy editors Erica 
Lutterbein and Nick Feltch go 
over some copy turned in by 
a writer before a meeting 

Bottom Left: Photographer 
Alicia Whissel listens as the 
photo edtor goes over the 
assignments for the week. 

Bottom Right: Executive 
staff members Maria 
Waltner, Erica Lutterbein, 
Nick Feltch, Andrea 

Kjerrumgaard and Molly 
Tinker discuss the progress 
of the yearbook. 


hotos by Ki-Eun Kweon. 

■ ■ ■ m by nick feltch 

jivin away 

Circle Slides Helicopters Arm Tangles. Ohio University s Jitterbug Club employed these and 
other moves to demonstrate their dancing talents this past year. Meeting at the Union every Tuesday 
evening and The Corner Room in Baker Center every Thursday, the group, in its sixth year, continued to 
provide an excellent way for students to relieve stress and have fun while learning a wide variety of 

The Jitterbug Club is a good place to meet friends and hang out. club President Brian Morris said. 
During the meetings, members pair off to learn a variety of dances including the Jitterbug, the Lindyhop. 
the Balboa, the Meringue and ballroom dancing. This interaction allows special bonds to form between 
members. Also, the Jitterbug Club extends connections outside the OU community, as it interacts with 
swing clubs from around the state. 

Jitterbug club members enjoy the fun, motivational and educational benefits, Morris stressed. It is 
difficult not to have a good time in such a positive atmosphere. Members also gain from being able to 
release tension caused by stressful exams and hectic schedules and appreciate the drug-free nature of the 
group. It s a good alterna- 
tive to drinking, Treasurer 
Kasey Lauderman stated 
concerning the club s drug- 
free environment. Without 
the pressure and threat of 
drugs, participants are free to 
have safe and enjoyable 
experiences, she continued. 

The club sponsored 
many events throughout the 
year. In fall quarter, it invit- 
ed Jenny Luvv and the 
Boilermaker Band to per- 
form at a dance. In the win- 
ter, the club held the Jivin 
Hearts Dance on 

Valentine s Day, which fea- 
tured the music of the Stone 
Rock Big Band as well as a 
bachelor auction. In May, 
the Jitterbug Club arranged 
an all-day dance workshop 
with instructors from 
Chicago, Columbus and 
Hocking Hills. The work- 
shop was followed by an 
evening dance where partici- 
pants were able to apply 
what they had learned 
throughout the day. 
Providing a unique mix of 
activities to students, the OU 
Jitterbug Club successfully 
continued its strong tradition 
of friends and fun. 

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^ight: Andy Lammers and partner dances 
o that swingin' good music at a Thursday 
.indy Hop session. Photo by Katie Labbe 

5elow Left: Brian Morris and partner 
n/lariah are dancing at the Thursday Lindy 
,-lop meeting. 

Jelow Right: Jitterbug Club members 
Shaun Holloway and Kristi Krasula jump 
lind jive to the swingin' music at swing 

■by m*helle shively 

classy leadership 


Under the leadership of enthusiastic officers, 
Senior Class Council worked hard, planning and partic- 
ipating in many activities. The main goal of Senior 
Class Council was "to represent the needs of the sen- 
ior class in the most effective and efficient way possi- 
ble," said President Amanda Cunningham. Other offi- 
cers included Vice President Stephen Matsko, Treasurer 
James Harris and Secretary Jackie Ruback. Fifteen 
other members contributed to the Council's efforts 
alongside these officers. 

Throughout the year, Senior Class Council was 
responsible for many activities for Ohio University 
seniors. The Council hosted the Senior Class Happy 
Hour on a regular basis. They also planned the Senior 
Class trip to Las Vegas that took place in spring quar- 

Other responsibilities of the Senior Class Council 
related more to graduation. Members chose 
Commencement speakers and worked to raise money 
for the class gift to Ohio University. One of their most 
beneficial projects was a Graduation Fair for all sen- 
iors. "It's like one stop shopping for graduation," said 
Cunningham. Information on graduation, joining 
alumni chapters, paying student loans, purchasing a 
car or apartment and other pertinent information was 
available for graduates. 

Cunningham cites "getting to meet a wide variety 
of students I'd otherwise not get a chance to work 
with," as the best part of her Senior Class Council expe- 
rience. The Senior Class Council succeeded in making 
their contributions to Ohio University both fun and 
practical for all students. 

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by Jennifer bishop ■ ^ 

serving the public 

Arnold Air Society is a community service club that 
is open to all Air Force ROTC members. Led by Heather 
Clark, commander of the organization, students volun- 
teer to help out with different events in the community. 
During each rotation, about one and a half quarters, 
club members participate in up to three or four pre- 
planned services. Sometimes work is sought out in the 
community, but people also come to the organization to 
ask for help with their events. In the past Arnold Air 
Society has worked with the American Heart Association 
and Big Brothers Big Sisters. The members also attend a 
national conference to discuss business each year. 

During the year Arnold Air Society works on a vari- 
ety of fundraisers. The society is comprised of almost 
half of the ROTC members attending Ohio University, so 
the biggest challenge is coordinating conflicting sched- 
ules to find a meeting time. Meetings are sometimes 
held as late as 10 p.m. to avoid conflicts. This is because 
Air Force ROTC members are required to take training 
classes where they learn proper customs and courtesies 
and attend leadership laboratories along with the basic 
college courses. 

Many ROTC participants choose to volunteer 
through Arnold Air Society to get involved with the 
community and to get the chance to gain more firsthand 
experience with leadership skills. Members work at all 
different levels of planning, from organizing transporta- 
tion to creating newsletters and paper work to gathering 
people together for events. "It takes a lot of time but 
gives us the chance to work with the community," 
explained Vanessa Vanden Bout. 

Commander Clark has been a member of the club 
for the past four years. "I love the community service," 
stated Clark, who explained that the organization also 
helps groom the young members for future service and 
work."lt's a cool way to work with the public and learn 
skills for the future at the same time." 





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by stacia gole 




Students belong to a college within Ohio University 
to gain much more than just a degree. Many join clubs 
sponsored by specific colleges that allow for real-world 
experiences related to their own fields of study. Although 
anyone attending OU is welcome, the College of Arts and 
Sciences hosts the A & S Student Ambassadors. 

"The purpose of this club is to help students become 
involved with the college by meeting professors and 
attending college-related activities," said club historian 
Latoya Turner. 

The organization's activities have been for all types 
of students, from potential and new to current and gradu- 
ate. The DARS fest was held in the fall to introduce new 
students to their advisors as well as to help them read 
their DARS reports. Also, every spring the Ambassadors 
conduct programs called Elements and First Day, in which 
prospective students visit OU and are welcomed by the 
club. There was a Graduate Testing Program in February 
for practice with graduate entrance exams as well. 

The Ambassadors joined forces with several other 
OU clubs to help organize a Spoken Word Extravaganza, 
which was held on November 9. They invited prominent 
writers and poets speak and perform to an audience open 
to the public about the power of the spoken word. 
Famous authors and poets showcased included Ras 
Baraka and Guillermo Rebollo-Gil. Dr.T Ford-Ahmed and 
the Jumla Wahi Players also performed, for the first time 
in 30 years. Commenting on the club's participation in 
planning the event, President of the A & S Student 
Ambassadors Melissa Lander said, "This was the first 
time anything like this was done on campus, so we decid- 
ed to jump right in and help out. It was truly a great pro- 
gram to be a part of." 

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promoting health 

POWER is a non-profit organization of peer educators 
who program on issues facing college students including 
sexual issues, alcohol, nutrition, exercise, relationships, 
spirituality, stress management, and other general well- 
ness issues. POWER, which stands for Promoting Ohio 
University Wellness Education Responsibly, is made up of 
Ohio University students that are recognized as nationally 
certified peer health educators. POWER holds weekly 
POWER hours at the Ping Center and schedules programs 
for student organizations, residence halls, and classes. 

Pills, powders, potion, beating the winter blahs, latexol- 
ogy, stressed out, recreational drugs, celebrating healthy 
bodies and healthy lives, and spring break safety are seven 
examples of seminars that POWER ran for Ohio University 
students during the 2002-2003 school year. In addition, 
POWER also can schedule extra programs per organiza- 
tions' requests. The organizations can schedule these spe- 
cial events by contacting POWER, discussing the desired 
content of the program, and developing a promotional 
poster to encourage students to attend the program. 

Why do students join POWER? First, they learn about 
health issues that are extremely valuable to themselves 
and others. Second, they get a chance to meet new friends 
and all sorts of people. Finally, it is a very productive group 
to become involved and affiliated with. To become a 
POWER member, students must submit an application and 
attend an interview. After they complete the interview 
process, they must enroll in a 4 credit hour class where 
they will learn everything that there is to know about 
POWER and health issues that face the OU campus. 

by stacia golerr 



answenng questions 

^ we// regulated militia, being necessary to the secu- 
rity of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear 
arms, shall not be infringed. 

The Second Amendment of the United States 
Constitution has sparked much controversy and attention 
throughout our country's history. Many groups have been 
created to discuss and debate the significance of this 
amendment. Ohio University is no exception; it, too, has 
a student-run Second Amendment Club. 

Established to inform students of the legalities and 
politics surrounding the 'right to bear arms,' the group has 
weekly meetings. During these meetings, club members 
discuss gun and firearm safety, answer questions and 
host speakers. Some notable speakers included conser- 
vatives Bay Buchanan and Dr. David Yeagley, as well as 
philosophical thinker Ken Wilber, who all spoke of the 
importance of the Second Amendment. 

"The club is for the members," remarks President 
John Ball. "We gather together to answer questions, offer 
information and have activities that they request." 

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ei love for literature 

Students who share a love for literature and English 
are bound together by Sigma Tau Delta, an organization 
which aims "to confer distinction upon English majors and 
minors who achieve high standards of excellence in their 
college careers; the main purpose is to recognize academ- 
ic excellence," explained Caroline Manley, president of the 

The international English honor society was estab- 
lished at OU in 1995. There are approximately 50 members, 
and it is expanding rapidly. 

The first annual Sigma Tau Delta student and English 
faculty dinner was held January 27 in the Baker Ballroom. 
Throughout dinner, members and faculty interacted and 
learned a great deal about one another.The main purpose 
of the dinner was to thank the professors for the wonderful 
job they did each day. 

Fall quarter was also a busy time for SigmaTau Delta. 
Interviews for scholarships were in progress. "We have 
four people representing the Alpha Theta Phi chapter of 
STD for such awards; Junior scholarship (Kelly Yambor), 
Senior Scholarship (Shawne O'Connell), Study abroad 
scholarship (Sean Riley), and the Henry Regnery Endowed 
Scholarship (Sara Dobie)," Caroline Manley revealed. 

In March, members from the organization attended the 
annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in 
Cincinnati. Advisor, Dr. Loreen Giese, submitted a panel 
proposal and it was accepted. Manley, along with mem- 
bers Sean Riley and Jennifer Combes presented the panel 
at the convention on the topic "Ourselves Reflected." 

Membership chair for the club, Jennifer Houtz, said, 
"This is the first year that our organization has had a sig- 
nificant number of students involved, and we are hoping to 
be able to utilize that next year." As membership chair 
Houtz publicizes Sigma Tau Delta's Fraternity during rush 
week each quarter. Houtz continued, "Caroline had no idea 
that our membership would grow so large, and conse- 
quently we have been trying to plan for a club that has 
never really been this big before. It is a lot of fun, and not 
every university has this organization." 


reaching out 

by stacia goler 

With over 100 members, OU's Society of 
Professional Journalists has bragging rights for being one 
of the largest chapters in the prestigious nationwide jour- 
nalism organization. Consisting of journalism majors, 
with the majority being magazine and news writing 
sequences, this club's main focus is to educate people on 
journalistic endeavors through service projects. 

To fulfill local and national requirements, students 
completed community service each quarter, while at the 
same time informing the public on journalism's role in the 
world today. 

"We usually host prominent journalists at meetings 
or get together with other clubs in the College of 
Communication to participate in blood drives or environ- 
mental clean-ups," said President DustinTorres. "We also 
handed out pamphlets on journalism ethics along with 
some hot chocolate to help students warm up during 

The First Amendment Project and Project Watchdog 
were two big events this year. Project Watchdog featured 
speakers and forums on journalism's watchdog role to 
society, while the First Amendment Project was a free con- 
cert at Baker emphasizing the right to free speech and free 

SPJ's biggest activity this year was the High School 
Journalism Conference held on April 27 at Scripps Hall. 
This first-time-ever, one-day seminar allowed high school 
students who worked on their school newspapers or year- 
books to get informed about life as a real journalist. 

"We decided to do this conference to bring kids 
here, to one of the best journalism schools in the nation, 
to showcase what journalism is all about. Plus, it's a great 
recruiting tool," commented Torres. "Our main goal was 
to get people from different sized publications to interact 
so that maybe someone on a staff of five can bring new 
ideas to someone on a staff of 100 and influence them. It 
was a really exciting program for SPJ." 

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by Jenifer lambert ■ d 

planning events 

University Program Council (UPC) is a group of stu- 
dents who plan and publicize events on Ohio University's 
campus, Katherine Hinman, current president of UPC, said. 
UPC sponsors three types of events: concerts, cultural arts 
events and special events. 

UPC sponsors at least one major act, a nationally rec- 
ognized artist, each school year. Past acts have been Ben 
Harper, Ani DiFranco and George Clinton with Parliament 
Funkadelic.This year's big concert was the Counting Crows. 
UPC also sponsors local or regional acts during the school 

Cultural arts programs can include a variety of events. 
Past programs include a Holocaust survivor and a former 
NeoNazi, a student art exhibit and on the first anniversary 
of 9/11, UPC provided art supplies to students on campus to 
express themselves on a quilt that was part of a memorial 
ceremony, Hinman said. 

Not all special events sponsored by UPC are concerts 
or culture related. "UPC plans at least one major event for 
every special weekend, like Moms Weekend, Parents 
Weekend and Homecoming," Hinman said. Past events 
include speaker Maya Angelou, comedian Margaret Cho 
and the Homecoming parade. The council also sponsors 
and cosponsors several speakers and small activities to 
entertain students throughout the school year. 

Ideas on who should come to OU can come from any- 
where, but "committee heads usually look to their commit- 
tee members for ideas," Hinman said. UPC tries to grab 
people before they get big and end up being too expensive. 
"Often there's someone we really want, but we can't afford 
them on our budget," Hinman said. 

The next time you go to a UPC sponsored event, find 
a member and thank him or her for the hard work and effort 
necessary to make OU a more interesting place to live and 






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praise and worship 

Campus Crusade for Christ, an inter-denominational 
Christian organization, can be found on college campuses 
throughout the country; OU is no exception. With weekly 
meetings called "180," Bible studies, retreats and regional 
conferences, Campus Crusade offers its members many 
opportunities to get involved. 

"Our meetings consist of some time doing praise 
and worship with the praise band, skits, personal stories 
and a talk by either a student, a staff person, alumni or 
special guest," explained senior member Michele 
Wingfield. About 350 students regularly attend 180, 
Wingfield said. 

180 takes place everyThursday night in Morton Hall. 
Although the organization is mostly run by students, the 
group at OU also has six staff members. These staff mem- 
bers help to coordinate events such as Fall Retreat and 
Spring Fling (another retreat). The mission trips members 
took to New York City and Chicago over spring break were 
also a result of this hard work. Other groups took spring 
break trips to Panama City, Fla., and to France. 

Organized Bible studies also reach out to a large 
number of students. "We have several small Bible studies 
that meet throughout the week, and we have over 430 
students across the campus involved with them," 
Wingfield stated. 

Campus Crusade also offers many opportunities out- 
side of Athens. An annual Christmas Conference takes 
place every year in Indianapolis, and members can 
choose to be a part of a summer experience called 
Summer Project. Groups go to cities such as San Diego 
and Seattle as well as to other countries, like Ecuador. 

Wingfield said she joined Campus Crusade as a 
freshman because she "wanted to make friends." It has 
benefited her in other ways as well. "Most importantly, I 
have learned what it is I believe, why I believe it and how 
to defend it," she said. 

Third-year student Lindsey Elling has personal rea- 
sons for being a part of Campus Crusade as well. 
"Crusade is a wonderful experience for me with lots of 
fun, fellowship and most importantly, growth in my spiri- 
tual life and with God," Lindsey said. 

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by Jennifer bishop ^ B | 

Say yes to children 

Ohio University's chapter of the United Nations 
Children's Fund, also known as UNICEF, is a relatively new 
organization to the university. Led by Beatrice Kumi, who 
has been president for the past two years, OU's UNICEF 
program was founded during the fall of 2001 by interna- 
tional graduate students. It is part of the UNICEF Campus 
Initiative that currently has only 20 member-campuses 
nationwide. Kumi explained that the goal of OU UNICEF "is 
to create awareness about the plight of children around the 
world through advocacy, education and fundraising." 

Although this was only the second year that OU 
UNICEF has been on campus, it was very active on campus. 
It was involved with Say Yes to Children, the Coca-Cola 
UNICEF campaign, and a program to come up with ten 
rights of all children. This was for a conference held at the 
United Nations where children from around the world 
attended to talk with leaders. In the first year of the exis- 
tence of the OU chapter, Kumi also went to Trimble Middle 
School and talked with students to make them aware of 
UNICEF and its purpose. During the school year, the most 
well-known event was theTrick-or- Treat. In the first year the 
proceeds went to support education in Afghanistan, and 
this past fall it went to help rid the world of polio. 

However, the largest obstacle faced by OU UNICEF 
was getting participation from graduate and undergraduate 
students from the United States. Currently, the organiza- 
tion is made up of mostly international students. Those 
students are often only here for a year or two at a time, so 
"it is especially hard to be involved in the Athens commu- 
nity and to continue the program," said Kumi. 



■ by beth corr 

hand-on expenence 




Serving members by enhancing their knowledge of public rela- 
tions and providing access to professional development opportunities is 
all done through PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of 
America. "This is a professional student organization that helps develop 
highly qualified and well-prepared professionals in the public relations 
field," explains Victoria Bordwell, Secretary, Historian and Webmaster 
for PRSSA. She has occupied these positions since spring quarter 2002, 
and finds them to be quite fulfilling. 

PRSSA was founded 20 years after the establishment of PRSA, 
(Public Relations Society of America). OU's chapter of PRSSA has 
around 60 dues-paying members, and it is still expanding. A dues-pay- 
ing member has the ability to run for Executive Board, reduce registra- 
tion costs at the PRSSA National Conference, and harbors the ability to 
become OU's national delegation at the PRSSA National Assembly. 

Understanding current theories and procedures of a profession in 
public relations, appreciating the highest ethical ideals and principles, 
and having a sound awareness of an appropriate professional attitude 
are some of the goals the society strives for. 

"What I like best about PRSSA is that it gives students an oppor- 
tunity to gain hands-on experience before going out into the working 
world and getting a job," Bordwell said. "It has given me so much expe- 
rience and helped to shape my career goals and my personal values. As 
a public relations major in Scripps, you can't take the first PR class, 
Introduction to Public Relations, until you're a sophomore. And the first 
class that actually gives you a more substantial understanding of the 
trade is when you reach status of a senior. So, PRSSA gives you a 
chance to find out if PR is what you want to do before you invest three 
years," she continued. 

An important activity that PRSSA started is Professional, the 
external quarterly newsletter. It is edited by Sarah Bearce and Molly 
Sustar, and it is managed by PRSSA's National Liaison, Sarah Spence. 
PRSSA has been improving dramatically within the last few years. 
Impressions, a student-run firm, has expanded with the times, and the 
number of clients and members involved increases as each year passes. 
Impressions gives students the opportunity to plan and initiate public 
relations programs within the university, the community and national 

The firm is headed by Shannon Stucky, CEO, and account super- 
visors Leslie Jimenez, Jamie Heberling and Sarah Bearce. Members in 
PRSSA are entitled to a number of scholarships. The Robert Baker 
Scholarship, is worth more than $1,000, the 2003 Professor Sidney 
Gross Memorial Award is worth $1,000. There are also many others. 

"PRSSA is a wonderful experience and I encourage everyone who 
is interested to get involved. While most of our members are PR majors, 
students from all majors are welcome," says Bordwell. 

Student Activities I Organizations 

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selfless work 

Like many other schools throughout the country, Ohio 
University has a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed 
national service fraternity. This group of dedicated intellec- 
tuals serves the community in many different ways and has 
become an significant part of the university community. 

Alpha Phi Omega was founded in 1925 "on the princi- 
ples of the Boy Scouts of America. Today, the fraternity can 
be found on hundreds of college campuses, with every 
member proud to continue in Leadership, Friendship, and 
Service." The Delta Gamma chapter is OU's representative 
of the Alpha Phi Omega organization and is one of the 
biggest fraternities on the entire campus. There are over 
100 members, and the group expands each year. Yearly, the 
Alpha Phi Omega members spend their time raising money 
and volunteering for various activities. 

Alpha Phi Omega positively contributes to and enrich- 
es the Athens community by selflessly initiating and volun- 
teering in these numerous programs. In the process of 
helping others, the members are rewarded; each member 
preserves the warm memories of helping others and treas- 
ures the lasting bonds that will continue throughout his or 
her life. 

Alpha Phi Omega is dedicated to the world as well as 
to brotherhood. This commitment will continue as times 
change and new members join OU's Delta Gamma chapter 
to carry on the tradition of this positive and important 


promoting art 

by Jennifer bishop 





The Undergraduate Art League is an organization 
that anyone on campus is welcome to join. This commit- 
tee-oriented group, led by Rebecca Whittington, works to 
give students the opportunity to show their work to audi- 
ences, including professional artists who visit the student- 
run galleries. On campus the group helps to manage Cube 
4 which is located at Siegfried Hall and "is the only under- 
graduate-run and showcased art gallery in the country," 
Whittington stated proudly. 

Cube 4 runs on a rotating schedule, allowing many 
students to display their work. Students do not have to be 
art majors to have their work displayed in the gallery; 
however, it quickly books up during the year and by 
February had already been booked for the rest of the 
2002-2003 school term. 

Along with maintaining Cube 4 the Undergraduate 
Art League brought guest artists and lecturers like Pamela 
Frasier, a New York painter, to the university. Whittington 
and the other organization members also organize events 
to help raise money. The profits from these programs 
often go to the College of Fine Arts to help improve it and 
to work on other events. With the help of many volun- 
teers, the Undergraduate Art League has been able to do 
a number of benefit shows at the Union, where bands 
played to help raise funds. 

However, large fundraisers and benefits are not the 
only activities that the Art League develops. After many of 
its meetings, the group hosts video art and movie 
marathons. Most importantly, Whittington explained, "the 
goal of the Undergrad Art League is to promote student 
art for the fun of it." 

Student Activities l Organizations 

■/ Jennifer iBnbert ■ * 

helping others 

Kappa Phi is a women's Christian service organization 
that is committed to worshiping God and helping others, 
Rebecca Weiler, the 2002-2003 president of Kappa Phi, said. 
The group helps women realize their potential, have a 
strong relationship with God, others around them and their 
selves and be actively involved in making their community 
a better place. 

Kappa Phi brings together women from a variety of 
majors, from Japanese to pre-med to social work to educa- 
tion, to make Ohio University and the surrounding com- 
munity a more caring place to live. 

Kappa Phi sponsors the free Midnight Breakfast from 
midnight to two a.m. the second Friday of each month. The 
group also has a Relay-for-Life team, Weiler said. Kappa Phi 
visits the Hocking Valley Community Residential Center to 
play basketball and volleyball with the young men who 
reside there, and they also hold dances there for the boys 
to enjoy. 

Kappa Phi's treasurer for 2002-2003 is Jennifer 
Poeppelman, and the Kappa Phi advisor is Heidi Tracy. 



■ ■ — Jay Jessica moss 

sharing interests 

The International Business Society's mission is to main- 
tain a society where students can meet and share their 
international interests and further educate themselves 
about international business issues, practices and cul- 
tures. The organization strives to increase awareness of 
different cultures by participating in international events, 
hosting speakers to talk about their personal and profes- 
sional international experiences, and discuss current 
world news events. 

Spring quarter, IBS participated in the International 
Street Fair, where they made strawberry daiquiris to raise 
funds for their organization. IBS also took part in a trip to 
Pittsburgh, where they visited area companies and 
received valuable networking opportunities. Future plans 
for IBS include a trip overseas during winter break of 

Junior Human Resource Management and International 
Business major Anne Callas is president of the 
International Business Society. Callas has been involved 
with the group since fall quarter of her freshman year. 
Callas express the importance of international experience 
in the interviewing process, "I think when employees are 
reviewing candidates, a person that shows international 
experience is looked highly upon. IBS strives to open stu- 
dents' eyes past Ohio University and view the whole 
world. This is how IBS helps students with their future 

Student Activities I Organizations 

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furthering ethics 

Headed by current president Becky Sell, the National 
Press Photographers Association is a student organization 
whose goal is to "share photo journalism," said former 
president Denise Mangen. It is an organization linked to 
Ohio University's School of Communication that works a 
great deal with the School of Visual Communication. 

Although the National Press Photographers 
Association has been in existence for the past several 
years, it was only recently made into a formal club at Ohio 
University during the last school year. It is a branch of the 
national organization, explained Mangen, which wants to 
further photojournalism and ethics and achieves this 
through conventions. The organization also stays very 
involved with the college by placing a representative as a 
member of the Communications Council. 

During the year the group brings in many guest 
speakers who are professionals from different publications. 
These professionals come to visit and to share information 
about their experiences and interest in photojournalism 
with the students. Past lecturers who have visited the uni- 
versity are David Allen Harvey of National Geographic, Bob 
Lerner from Look Magazine and representatives from the 
Dayton Daily News, as well as local newspapers and other 
publications. Members of the group also gave presenta- 

However, the biggest event of the year for the 
National Press Photographers Association is Viscom Day. 
This takes place every year in the spring as part of College 
of Communications Week. During the day professional 
speakers give presentations along with information provid- 
ed by group members working to help organize the event. 

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The Student Alumni Board (SAB) was established 
in 1978 to connect current Ohio University students with 
OU alumni. Kara McDonald, SAB Communications 
Chair, said, "We work to bring all members of the Ohio 
University community together, whether they are alum- 
ni, current students or faculty/staff." The SAB mission 
statement is, "The Student Alumni Board establishes and 
strengthens a connection between current students and 
the Alumni Association by creating programs and activi- 
ties that open doors to students and connect alumni to 

The Student Alumni Board only has space for 65 
members, but each member brings variety to the group, 
McDonald said. Members attend two or three meetings 
a week and spend many hours organizing events and 
programs. SAB is comprised of many committees 
designed to help organize a variety of aspects of SAB. 
There is an executive committee as well as committees 
for internal activities, alumni relations, fundraising, phi- 
lanthropy and university events, McDonald said. 

SAB sponsors many events and programs to help 
connect the entire Ohio University community. During 
fall quarter, the Student Alumni Board sponsors annual 
events such as their membership drive, the "Yell Like 
Hell" Homecoming pep rally and the SAB hayride. 
During winter intersession they sponsor an externship 
program, and during winter quarter they sponsor the 
benefit talent show and Sibs' Weekend buses, which 
bring siblings to OU from all corners of the state. SAB is 
busy throughout spring quarter sponsoring events such 
as the SAB formal, the annual car wash, a senior picnic, 
"Take a Slice of OU with You" and the Faculty Excellence 
Award. SAB also produces an OU daily planner complete 
with a campus and city directory. The 2003 SAB presi- 
dent was BrandisThornton, and the SAB advisor was 
Jennifer Heisey. 

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glimpsing the field § 


Students in the J. Warren McClure School of ^P 

Communication Systems Management had a unique ^p 

opportunity to participate in an active organization specifi- #^^ 

cally for students with their interests. This organization, ^^ 

Students in Communications Management, maintained a 
group of about 20 students who are actively involved in ^p 

group activities. ^> | 

Students in Communications Management was led N 

by Christopher Mears, President; Barry Spurlock, Vice f\% 

President; Chad Pfeffer, Treasurer; Adam Sickmiller, |y 

Secretary; and David Kocan, Information Officer. 

The purpose of CSM is to promote exploration of 
the Communications Systems Management major and to 
give students the resources to participate in this type of 
exploration outside of class. "We provide a social and pro- 
fessional atmosphere, which enables the members to listen 
to speakers, present on up-and-coming technology, partici- 
pate in tours and learn more about the field and major," 
said Mears. 

Organization members worked on a service project 
with the Foothills School of American Arts and Crafts. The 
group volunteered to install their data and voice network. 
Students set up the Foothills School's phones and comput- 
ers to allow for internet access. This project "has been a 
great experience for the members of the organization as 
well as for me. We have gotten a great deal of hands-on 
experience setting up and configuring the network that we 
would not have gotten in the classroom or labs, because it 
was real-world practice," Mears said. 

The group also invited guest speakers to meet with 
students and took tours of local telecommunications busi- 

The organization allows members to get ahead of 
the game when it comes time to graduate, Mears said. "It 
will give them a glimpse at the industry and hopefully help 
them get a job due to the great number of CSM alumni out 
in the industry already," 





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developing pros 

by Jessica mo'i 

The American Marketing Association has the reputation for 
being the world's largest professional society for marketers. OU's 
nationally recognized chapter aids its members in building upon 
what they learn in the classroom. AMA assists with managing 
career goals, providing networking opportunities, enhancing lead- 
ership skills and informing members of current marketing and busi- 
ness trends. They also participate in community service projects 
around campus. 

Senior marketing major Sherry Butterworth has been 
involved with AMA since the fall quarter of her sophomore year. 
She currently holds the title of president and stresses the impor- 
tance of the organization. "This organization provides ample pro- 
fessional development opportunities," she said. 

In March, the AMA is traveled to New Orleans where they par- 
ticipated in an annual marketing conference. At the conference, 
they met other AMA chapters to participate in activities such as 
leadership sessions and sessions led by marketing practitioners. 
They also had the opportunity to participate in a "career corner" 
where speakers and companies conducted resume reviews, mock 
interviews and networking sessions. 

Sophomore Adrienne Volin joined AMA winter quarter and is one 
of its newest members. "I am really excited that I joined AMA. I feel 
that this experience will aid me in my future career by providing me 
with necessary skills and great networking opportunities." 

Student Activities i Organizations 

JV katie brandt ^ ^ 

ocused on future 

At the first meeting of the AWC, 10 executive board members stood facing a 
crowd of prospective members, excited to begin the meeting. Those potential 
members, with their various hair colors, skin tones, heights and weights, filled vir- 
tually every seat in Scripps Auditorium 111; however, they all had one thing in com- 
mon — they were all females. 

AWC, or the Association for Women in Communication, meets every other 
Tuesday. They schedule main events and speakers in order to benefit those 
involved in the organization. 

"We try to cover as many things as possible and prepare people for careers in 
any major," fourth-year student and AWC President Sharon Metzung said. "We 
promote and champion the advance of women in all fields and try to help in any 
way we can," she continued. 

In the fall of this year, AWC hosted a DARS Fest for its members. During this 
event, members of the executive board explained exactly what the DARS report is 
and how to read it. Then, all who were present of the group's 90-active members 
broke into splinter groups based on their majors and received more one-on-one 
guidance from executive board members who shared the same major. 

First-year student Jenny Bonnar first heard about AWC through a mailing. She 
said, "The girls are all really supportive, and I learn a lot through the presenta- 

Other events the AWC has sponsored include resume, stress relief and intern- 
ship workshops. On the evening of the resume workshop, members first listened 
to various speakers discuss positive ways to make resumes stand out and then had 
the opportunity to have professional women critique their resumes. 

Annually, the AWC also looks forward to the Etiquette Tea held at President 
Glidden's home, which is hosted by Mrs. Glidden. All members who have paid 
their $35 dues for the year may participate in the event. They dress formally and 
meet in the Glidden home where they learn from Mrs. Glidden the do's and don'ts 
of business and communication etiquette. 

One of the things that makes OU's AWC chapter stand apart from the multitude 
of other chapters across the country is that, in 2001, the committee that reviews 
and considers all the AWC chapters' reports recognized OU's as the best National 
Chapter and awarded their newsletter, "Endeavors," outstanding newsletter. A 
plaque and Dean's List citations symbolize all of the hard work and effort that the 
members of this organization, especially the executive committee, have put into 
their work within AWC. 

"We're lucky to have people on board who are very willing to help. We've had 
less support in the past," Metzung said. The AWC values its members' dedication, 
which is evident in the efforts of Secretary Randi Comstock, Treasurer Lisa Bodrock, 
Director of Public Relations Lori Joseph and the organization's active members. 

First-year student Lauren Kuzyk decided to join AWC last fall. "Since I'm a fresh- 
man," she said, "I thought this would be a good introduction, a good way to make 
friends who are interested in the same stuff. She also noted that, "The meetings 
are informative and fun." 




All of our units are 
set up so our stu- 
dents have the 
chance to do things 
above and beyond 
class work. 

- Linda Lockhart, 
on the College of 
Health and Human 

Academics ' Divider 


arts and sciences 








fine arts 


health and human 



honors tutorial 


engineering and tech 



university college 


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Arts and Sciences 

the heart of the university 

Students within the College of Arts and Sciences find its existence to be inviting and use- 
ful for those who seek professions in all types of sciences and arts. 

"Arts and Sciences is the oldest college at the university and its heart and soul. The dis- 
ciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences have been the essence of a lib- 
eral education since the 5th century B.C.," Professor Samuel Crowl said. Crowl teaches in the 
600-student strong English Department. He called the Spring Literary Festival held every May 
the high point of year for the department. 

"I've been teaching here for 33 years and find the university an interesting combination 
of the small liberal arts college where the development of the individual student is paramount 
and the large research university where the production and dissemination of knowledge is pri- 
mary," said Crowl. 

The College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments offering students a choice of 26 
majors, 27 minors, five certificate programs, and 57 career-related programs. This gives stu- 
dents a variety of subjects in which to explore and practice critical thinking. The college 
enhances the critical thinking abilities of its students and provides them with proper knowl- 
edge and skills to utilize an excelled education. 

The college offers 20 programs that lead to master's degrees and eight that lead to doc- 
torates. To fill the desire and passion of students to learn not only in the United States but 
around the world as well, the college provides 38 study abroad programs in 28 countries. 

Dr. Signe Denbow, a French professor, said she feels strongly and positively in regards 
to the study abroad program. OU students travel to places such as France, Spain, Mexico and 
many others across the world, making the foreign language experience even better. Dr. 
Denbow explained that she enjoys working with the foreign language department due to the 
friendly faculty and the interactive teaching style. She learns a bit about her students when 
teaching French because the classes are smaller and much more intimate. "The arts and sci- 
ences college is the core of the University," she added. 

Ian Joseph Chaves is a pre-med major with a minor in chemistry. He chose this partic- 
ular area of study mainly based on his interest in science and medicine. "It is a dynamic career 
with many different opportunities," Chaves said. "The field itself is always changing and pro- 
ducing challenges." 

While enrolled with Ohio University, Chaves has taken a number of intriguing and chal- 
lenging courses including biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, 
physics, calculus, Spanish and medical terminology. The studying has been rigorous for 
Chaves, but the eventual rewards are worth the time and effort. "I'm not doing it for the 
money. I'm doing it for the loads of money!" he joked. 

Chaves decided to major in pre-med during his mid-high school years. While in college, 
pursuing this major has not been a problem. He quickly employed his time in the American 
Medical Student Association, which has helped immensely by providing him with learning 
experiences involving his interest in medicine. 

Many students outside of the college find themselves taking courses withing it to com- 
plete general education requirements. Some schools, such as the Scripps School of 
Journalism, require their students to take a minimum number of credit hours with in the 
College of Arts and Sciences in order to develop a well-rounded student. 

The College of Arts and Sciences gives students a chance to learn more about them- 
selves and what they are capable of doing. With a sound education, students increase their 
chances of leading a successful professional life after they leave OU. 

Academics I Arts and Sciences 

Above: Senior political sci- 
ence majors Adam Bentz 
and Larry Hayman talk 
during the school's DARS 

Left: Author Ki-Ki Delancey 
was brought to OU by the 
English department's 

office of special programs 
to speak on her work 
depicting Ohio. 

Photos by 

Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

asor\9\oE bne ett A. 


rts and Sciences 

Above: Senior Brian Bender measures out a solution while junior Ryan Pratt takes tally in their chemical science lab. 

Academics Arts and Sciences 

Left: Senior political sci- 
ence major Diana 
DeCola helps junior 
Kristian Kirkpatrick read 
her DARS report. 

Below: Professor Justin 
Stevens shows his stu- 
dents a demonstration 
of a zinc and sulfer 
chemical reaction during 
a lab. 

£9on9\oS br\6 et\k 

by Jessica moss 

ring for the future 

Walk through Copeland Hall and you will see them. Look close enough, and you will stare into th 
eyes of the future giants of industry. These are the future marketing executives, CEOs, directors of huma' 
resources, vice presidents of major corporations, investors and accountants. These are the College c 
Business Students. 

With an undergraduate program of close to 1,900 students and a graduate program of 120 students 
the College of Business is able to provide its students with a competitive atmosphere, preparing these sti 
dents for professional jobs in high demand. 

On February 4, the College of Business hosted its fourth annual career and internship fair. Seventee 
companies came to meet and interview OU's College of Business students for various internship programs 
Over 300 students participated, meeting with representatives from top companies such as Bank One, J.C 
Penney, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Nationwide Insurance and Phillip Morris. 

The event was held in Baker Center and students were able to go to the different company table 
where representatives were waiting. Students were able to establish networks and rapport. Angi 
Anderson, the Assistant Dean for Career Resources, felt the fair was a success. "Networking is very impoi 
tant for our students' internship experience and their future careers." Many students were interviewed o 
the spot, and others set up interview appointments for the days to follow. Anderson said, "I think that th 
event continues to be a valuable component of the professional development process." 

The College of Business students are encouraged to take part in numerous business clubs and orgar 
izations around campus. Terra Amicone, a sophomore Human Resource Management and Finance majo 
takes part in Delta Sigma Pi (the professional business fraternity) and the Society for Human Resourc 
Management. "I learned about Delta 
Sigma Pi through my Business 
Administration 100 class my freshman 
year... The class had various speakers 
that informed freshman about different 
business organizations on campus and 
how to become involved with them. My 
advisor suggested the Society of Human 
Resource Management." 

Dr. John Day enjoys his job as 
Chair of the Management Information 
Systems Department and Associate Dean 
of Academic Affairs for the College of 
Business. "The most rewarding part of 
my job is getting to work with students as 
they prepare themselves for meaningful 
careers. It is always nice to have them 
return and tell us all the wonderful things 
they accomplished after graduation." Dr. 
Day believes that OU's business program 
is unique. "Ohio University's Business 
School prides itself on its commitment to 
active learning and student engagement. 
By limiting the size of our program, we 
are able to work closely with students 
both inside and outside the classroom to 
provide them with the types of skills that 
employers are seeking in a business 

Academics l Business 

p: MBA Graduate student Shaun Holloway focuses on getting some work done at Copeland Hall. Photo by Katie Labbe 

Bottom Left: 

Management and Strat- 
egic Leadership senior 
Brendan Meyer helps 
answer questions about 
Management Infor- 

mation Systems at the 
College of Business fair. 
Photo by Katie Labbe 

Bottom Right: 
Students work on a 
group assignment in 
Copeland Auditorium. 

-*=> m * m by katie brandt 


sharing a passion 

You see their faces on the television, hear their voices on the radio and read their words in the news- 
paper. They are the College of Communication students, each enrolled in one of the schools spread through- 
out the College's ten buildings across campus: the School of Interpersonal Communication, the School of 
Telecommunications,The School of Visual Communication, the J.Warren McClure School of Communication 
Systems Management or the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. 

With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, the College of Communication 
coordinates numerous events throughout the year to encourage its students to participate in the various 
organizations on campus and introduce them to people already succeeding in the communication industry. 
The College hosted the Communication Career Connection fall quarter, which featured more than 20 
local and national businesses and organizations. Prior to the event, the College held the Career Connection 
Student Conference. Attendees participated in sessions regarding job searches, life after college, learning 
techniques while on the job and other career-related topics. 

The Communication Fair, the College's key event for this year, took place during the last week of April 
into early May, and featured newscasterTed Koppel. Koppel, a 37-year veteran of ABC News, served as the 
first anchor on ABC's Nightline in 1980 as well as the program's managing editor. Because he remains 
friends with a professor that once taught at OU and spoke very highly of the school, Koppel agreed to speak 
at the Fair. Faculty and staff within the College of Communication stress the importance of making connec- 
tions with people within the world of communication, as well as with other students enrolled in the school, 

for exactly that reason; one never knows when he or 
she may be in need of a helping hand or be able to do 
a favor for another. 

In addition to events, the College offers many 
award-winning organizations such as the Society of 
Professional Journalists, Association for Women in 
Communication, WOUB radio, Public Relations Student 
Society of America, and others. 

Most students, faculty and staff within the 
College of Communication feel passionately about 
everything in which they participate. The professors, 
many of whom have worked professionally in the com- 
munication field, truly enjoy their jobs; their love for 
their work manifests itself in the reactions of their stu- 

Of all the classes senior Lisa Marie Brodock has 
been a part of, Media Ethics (Journ 412) with Dr. 
Michael Bugeja, has had the strongest impact on her. 
"Professor Bugeja is very interesting and insightful to 
learn from. The course itself is designed to help the 
individual student determine their values, morals, and 
ethics for living, and that is very important,'" she stat- 

Florence Riffe also loves her career with the 
College of Communication. For the past four years, 
people at OU have recognized her as Assistant Dean of 
the College. 

"If you like young people, as I do, you get to help 
them and see the results immediately. It's fun and very 
gratifying," Riffe said. 

Academics I Communication 

Opposite Page: A speaker at 
the Communication career 
Connection informs her audi- 
ence about today's communi- 
cation field. 

Top: Elisha Page, a Visual 
Communications major, edits 
some of his photographs in the 
Siegfried lab. 

Bottom Right: A student sets 
aside her headphones for a 
moment to focus on her 
assignment on the computer 

Bottom Left: Finishing touches 
are necessary to perfect these 
portfolio samples. 


^ ■ by beth comer 

ducation . . . 

passing on knowledge 

Providing knowledge to a starving nation is a commodity of pride. Teachers and counselors have 
played major roles in the lives of students for centuries. They provide helpful insight within the school sys- 
tem and life in general. Without teachers providing knowledge and counselors helping guide with the direc- 
tion of life, students would be at a great loss. Knowledge is something that is necessary to function prop- 
erly in the world, and students must be supported in order to achieve it. Students pursue careers in the field 
of education within colleges all across America. Making an impact as a teacher is quite a thrill. 

"Ohio University's College of Education is designed to give students a broad base of general knowl- 
edge, intensive preparation in the major area of study, and professional education that combines theory and 
practice. This is all included in the undergraduate programs; graduate study and research focuses on bridg- 
ing the gap between theory and practice and linking research with the everyday issues faced by students, 
teachers, counselors, administrators and professionals in related fields," according to OU'sWeb site. The 
College of Education was founded on May 11, 1886 under the leadership of John Gordy. In the beginning 
the college was based around two courses of study: One prepared the secondary academy teacher, while 
the other prepared the elementary teacher. The curriculum included courses such as the Science of 
Education, the National Perspective on Education, Theory of Concentration, Education Reforms and 
Philosophy of Mind. 

Currently, the College of Education includes 2,490 undergraduate students and 212 graduate students. 
Sixty-one full-time faculty members guide the students through their coursework. The college is organized 
into three departments: counselor and higher education, educational studies and teacher education. The 
departments are designed to train students that wish to pursue careers in teaching, counseling, public 
school administration and higher education administration. 

"The college hosts several special events each year, including the Institute for Democracy ini 
Education (IDE) Conference in the fall, the Society of Alumni & Friends Conference in the spring, the 
Jennings Professional Development Workshop in Science, the Dr. Samuel I. Hicks Executive-in-Residence 
Program, the College of Education/Park National Corporation Education Lecture Series, the College of 
Education Recognition Luncheon, and Commencement Ceremony Receptions," explains Joy Rodgers, Public 
Affairs Coordinator for the College of Education. 

Quite a few guest speakers have visited the OU campus 
throughout the years. This year Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Dr. 
Patricia Albjerg Graham achieved special recognition within the 
College of Education. "Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith is director of the 
doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College. 
She was the keynote speaker at the fall Education Lecture Series. 
Dr. Patricia Albjerg Graham is the Charles Warren Research 
Professor of the History of the American Education at Harvard. She 
was this year's recipient of the Samuel I. Hicks Executive-irn 
Residence honor," Rodgers continued. 

Scholarships are easy to attain if one is devoted. In this par 
ticular college, financial support is offered to hard-working stu-j 
dents. Last year, about 190 students received $190,000 in scholar- 
ships. The George E. Hill Memorial Fund, Pikaart-Headapohl 
Memorial Fund, John J. and Marguaerite Evans Scholarship and 
Mary Moden Undergraduate Educations Scholarship are offeredl 
There are a number of other scholarships, and, as always, dedicati 
ed recipients appreciate and take pride in the recognition. 

The College of Education is well organized and ready to proj 
vide students with proper training to prepare themselves for th^ 
mission of educating America. 

Academics I Educi 


Photos by Ryan 

Opposite Page: 
Ohio University 
Junior in the college 
of Education Jessica 
Poland helps 

Britney Barns with 
her reading after 
school at Chauncey 
Elementary School. 
Poland is part of a 
Chauncey Literacy 
Partnership, which 
brings OU educa- 
tion students to 
Chauncey to do 
after school tutor- 


Dorothy Leal, a 
Associate Professor 
inTeacher Education 
at Ohio University, 
talks with Jodi 
Cunningham a first 
year Grad Student 
in the College of 
Education about the 
weaknesses and 
strengths of a test 
given to the 5th 
grade at Chauncey 
Elementary, while 
children and Ohio 
student tutors pick 
up snacks after 

Bottom: Ohio 

Univerity Junior in 
the College of 
Education Julie 

Luther reads the 
book "Happy 

Birthday Moon" to 
Elementary 2nd 
grader Michael 

Sams. Luther is 
able to do this 
through the 

Chauncey Literacy 
Partnership run by 
the Ohio College of 


Mk ^ by Jennifer bishoi 

tine Arts .. . 

expanding horizon* 

Orchestras, choirs, plays, dance pieces, paintings, sculptures, films and the comparative arts. Thes 
are just a few of the specialties that can be found within the College of Fine Arts at OU. There are six diffe 
ent schools in the college: Music, Dance, Art, Theatre, Interdisciplinary Arts and Film. However, only the fir< 
four of these schools have undergraduate programs. 

The School of Music has programs ranging from choral, orchestral, education, musical therapy, ani 
composition and theory. During the year there are many performances, sometimes weekly or nightly. Thes 
are performed by students, ensemble groups, faculty and even guests to the university. The school is als 
home to a number of organizations including Sigma Alpha lota, Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kapp 
Psi, the MusicTherapy Club and MENC, a group for music educators. 

Another department within the college is the School of Dance. The school teaches history and tecrj 
nique while focusing on modern dance. The Movement is a student organization based in the school th 
does fundraising to help pay for members to do dance programs during the summer. There are usually tw 
formal concerts during the year and three to five informal ones given, sometimes just demonstrations or lei 
tures at schools or other small performance areas. 

Also included in the College of Fine Arts is the School of Art. This school works on three gallerie 
across campus. Cube4 is an undergraduate gallery located in Siegfried Hall where any undergraduate sti 
dent may display work. The Ohio University Gallery is also located at Siegfried Hall and is its main galler 
Finally, there is the Trisolini Gallery, which hosts work done by Ohio University alumni and faculty. Th 
Undergraduate Art League is one of the organizations that helps to promote student art and helps out wit 

the galleries. 

The School ofTheatre is a pre 
gram that requires a lot of involvt 
ment. Throughout the year, there arj 
numerous shows with two or thre 
student performances put on eacj 

The School of Film gives sti 
dents the chance to obtain mastei 
degrees in two different program 
Master of Arts in International Fill 
and Master of Fine Arts. 

Finally, there is the School 
Interdisciplinary Arts. This is also 
doctorate program, run by six faculi 
members. During the year, the facu 
ty takes sometimes as many as 15 1 
17 graduate students each to he 
them achieve the two quarters 
training needed before they teach 
the spring. This department is diffe 
ent from the rest, as professor Jor 
Cook explained, because it is wort 
to clash or to make clash the differei 
forms of art. 

No matter what the form, th 
goal of each of these schools ai 
their faculty is similar. They instrul 
and involve, but most of all the 
enjoy having "the opportunity 
introduce the arts" to students. 

Academics l Fine Arts 

Opposite Page: A dancer performs 
in one of the School of Dance's per- 
formances. The school holds per- 
formances throughout the year, 
showcasing the choreography of the 

Top:lphigenia struggles against life 
and death in the theater school's pro- 
duction of this classic play. 

Bottom Left: The school of theater 
holds numerous lab shows through- 
out the year, here student actor Greg 
Wentz performs. 

Bottom Right: Marrakesh Glasspool- 
Frugia stars as Scapina and is pic- 
tured with supporting actor Leandre 
in the school of theater's production, 

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Health and Humai 

a unique communis 

With nearly 2,700 students, the College of Health and Human Services ranks as the second largest cc 
lege at OU.This college is divided into six schools, all relating somehow to healthcare and other human ser 
ices and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Schools within the College of Health and Hume 
Services include the School of Health Sciences; the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; tr 
School of Nursing; the School of Physical Therapy; and the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. 

Although each school within this college has its own unique characteristics and requirements, sti 
dents find a common bond through the use of the college's facilities. Nearly all the classes HHS studen 
must take are housed in Grover Center on West Green. With all the schools' offices and the college offic 
located together along with classrooms, the College of Health and Human Services has managed to betti 
organize and unify its diverse programs and students. 

Dr. Lee Cibrowski, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, cites some of the cc 
lege's best assets as Grover Center, up-to-date technology in every classroom and good advising. Othi 
perks for students include the Atrium Cafe, located on the ground floor of Grover Center.The cafe gives st' 
dents a comfortable setting to meet with friends after class, study or just relax. This cafe actually serves ; 
a lab setting for students in the college's food service program. 

Students in every school and program within the college are presented with opportunities for \e 
experiences or internships in their particular field. Grover Center houses the Ohio University Therar. 
Associates hearing, speech, language, and physical therapy clinic where students get hands-on experienc 
while helping patients. WellWorks, Ohio University's employee-wellness program allows students to work 
a recreational setting while helping Ohio University employees. 

"All of our units are set up so our students have the chance to do things above and beyond cla: 
work," explained Linda Lockhart, Communications and Operations Coordinator for the college. 

The College of Health and Human Services also oversees all campus recreation and wellness. "\A 

have a lot of physical spaces that we oversee," said C 
Cibrowski. These include Ping Center, the Aquatic Center, Bii 
Arena, the Child Development Center and Grover Center alor 
with playing fields all across campus. 

Although it is such a large college, the College of Heali 
and Human Services strives to get students involved. Studen 
are immersed in experience not only in more professional se 
tings through internships but also through social opportunity 
like the many student organizations associated with the colleg 
One organization, the Student Advisory Council, provides sti 
dents with events like an annual picnic and skating party 1 
bring students and faculty together. Because the faculty a 
very supportive of many student organizations, "The facul 

>and students seem to really know each other," said C 
^ Cibrowski. "There is a family sense within the college whe 
^000^ students and faculty can form relationships outside of class." 

^/^P The college takes pride in their unique sense of diversity with 

its offered programs. "It's one of our strengths, but also 01 
biggest challenge," said Lockhart. So many diverse progran 
and students come together in the College of Health ar 
Human Services, making it a unique community within OU. 



ilea Health and Human Services 


Photos by Andrea Kjerrumgaard 


Left: Senior food service management and marketing major Kim Lyons makes lasagna dur- 
ing her morning shift at the Atrium Cafe. 


Maggie Noel 
helps classmate 
Angie Bibler on 
a class project in 
color theory. 
Both are sopho- 
mores studying 
interior architec- 

Left: Nancy 
Wafula, a junior 
food service 
major from 
Kenya, takes 
inventory on 
stock in the 

Opposite Page: 
Jessica Millard, a 
senior retail mer- 
major, works on 
making a gradu- 
ated color pallet 
during color the- 
ory class. 

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by katie brandt 

Honors Tutorial t . 

one-on-one insfruction 

Ohio University is the only institute of higher learning that has an honors college 
that gives degrees and follows a conventional tutorial system. Along with a tutorial in their 
selected major, an Honors Tutorial College student is exempt from Ohio University's gen- 
eral education requirements, except for an English composition course. Some students 
may also be required to complete a thesis project or a creative project before graduating. 
Most students entered in the HTC have the opportunity of receiving a degree in less than 
four years. 

A student enrolled in the HTC has a choice of majoring in one of 26 different majors, 
such as business, computer science, English, journalism, history, philosophy, mathematics, 
political science, social work and more. HTC students are often a part of two academic com- 
munities; they work within the Honors College, with tutorials and other college events, 
while also becoming a part of the college their major resides within. They usually work 
alongside both other HTC students and traditional students taking the same courses and 
joining the same organizations. 

The acceptance standards of the HTC are extremely rigorous and selective. The 
model student accepted into the HTC would have a minimum SAT score of 1300 and/or a 
minimum ACT score of 30, or 31 for some majors, and would be in the top 10 percent of 
their graduating high school class. Applicants must also write an essay and undergo an 
interview process that is not normally required for the traditional student. 

Ohio University has had honors classes since 1945, but the actual Honors Tutorial 
College was not established until 1964. The college did not adopt its unique tutorial format 
until 1973 under the direction of Professor Ellery Golos. 

Today the college is under the direction of Dr. Ann Fidler and enrolls approximately 
250 students. The assistant Dean is Dr. Jan Hodson. 

Academics I Honors Tutorial 

Senior MollyTinker, an HTC journalism student, puts the knowledge she gained in her 
journalism tutorials to work. 

tehotiiV eionoH 

by Jennifer Mnbert 

g rrom rea 

Id situations 

The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ 
College of Engineering and Technology 
houses most of the school's departments in 
the C. Paul Stocker and Beth K. Stocker 
Engineering and Technology Center on the 
West Green. The college is divided into eight 
departments: aviation, chemical engineer- 
ing, civil engineering, electrical engineering 
and computer science, industrial and manu- 
facturing systems engineering, industrial 
technology and mechanical engineering. 

A chemical engineer uses chemistry, 
physics, and engineering to transform mate- 
rial in a certain form to a chemically or phys- 
ically different form. Chemical engineering 
majors have an array of future career oppor- 
tunities, from genetic engineering to envi- 
ronmental protection to teaching to researching. 

A civil engineer develops innovative cost-saving techniques, materials, and technologies to further 
advance manufacturing, construction, and transportation. A civil engineer must always be aware of how his 
or her work could affect the environment. 

Daniel McDonald is a fourth-year civil engineering major from Nelsonville, Ohio. "I liked many of the 
elements that are used in civil engineering, like construction, math, and drafting," McDonald said on how he 
chose his major. 

McDonald's favorite engineering classes have been the ones that relate to structures or transportation, 
and his favorite professors have been Joe Howard and Ben Stuart. He said they both formulated "real-world" 
situations in the classroom. 

McDonald held an internship position with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) last sum- 
mer. He worked in Meigs County doing 
inspection work for a highway construc- 
tion project. "I did everything from testing 
concrete to inspecting electrical hook- 
ups," McDonald said. 

When McDonald graduates he would 
like to get a permanent job with ODOT. He 
hopes to go into planning and design, but 
he would also be content with construc- 
tion engineering for a while. 

Each department in Russ College 
ensures the finest engineering education 
with the latest educational tools and facil- 
ities. The current dean of the college is 
Dennis Irwin. 

Above left: An engineering student smiles 

for the camera. 

Above right: An engineer's job is never 



Academics I Engineering andTechnologv 


Right: Engineering 
students discuss 
and apply engineer- 
ing concepts. 

Below: Hands-on 
experience is just as 
important to engi- 
neering students as 
the information 

learned through text- 

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University College 

instructing ana girraing 

In 1935, the University 
College was founded for the 
instruction, direction, and guidance 
of freshmen. Now the University 
College offers several degrees and is 
open to all undergraduates, not just 

Undecided students in the 
University College receive advising 
from a faculty advisor and a 
University College professional 
advisor so they can get all the infor- 
mation they need to choose a major 
that is right for them. 

The University College 
offers several courses to assist unde- 
cided students in selecting a major. 
UC 110, Learning Strategies, is a 
course offered to freshmen to help 
them learn to manage their study 
time effectively. Another course 
offered is UC 115, The University Experience. This class is available to certain first-quarter students, such as undecided stu- 
dents, transfer students, commuter students and students living in certain residence halls. The class helps students adjust to col- 
lege life at Ohio University and allows them to explore majors that interest them. 

The University College offers two baccalaureate degrees. A student can obtain a bachelor s degree in Criminal Justice 
or Specialized Studies. The Criminal Justice degree helps prepare students for law school, but to be admitted to the Criminal 
Justice program, a student must pos- 
sess an associate s degree in a relat- 
ed area. The degree in Specialized 
Studies allows students to develop 
their own curriculum in a concen- 
trated area for their major. 

The college is a member of 
the Association of Deans and 
Directors of University Colleges 
and Undergraduate Studies, and 
David Descutner currently serves as 
the interim Dean of University 

Above: Freshman Michael Smith (right) 
gets Physics help from Venkat Krovi, a grad- 
uate student. 

Right: Junior Mark Kasmer works on his 
Accounting homework with help from Kelly 

Photos by Katie Labbe 

Academics I University College 

Left: Freshmen Brandi 
Baker (right), TJ 
Shephard and Byron 
Gibson study in the 
Academic Advance- 
ment Center. 

Below: At a Biology 
study table sopho- 
more Jennifer Gentry 
receives help from 
Joi Bailey. 

9\>e\\o0 vtteisv'inU 

My goal is to find a 
job that I love and 
that challenges me 
every day. 

- Sharon Metzung, 
on life after Ohio 

Seniors I Divider 


seniors 170 

Stephen Albright 

Pre-Med Chemistry and Biology 

Marching 110 

Dalai Al-Mubayei 


Philosophy Minor 

Interpersonal Communications Minor 

Amy Back 

Biological Sciences Pre-Veterinary 

Women's Soccer 
Mortar Board 
Golden Key 

Jill Battagline 




Sigma Delta Pi 

Bradley Bear 

Film Minor 
TCOM All-Stars 

Jodie Beerman 

Theater Arts 

Andrea Bender 

Athletic Training 




K. 4- JEM 

1 4m 

David Benseler 


MIS Minor 

Corporate Leadership Fellows 

Phi Gamma Nu 

Women's Basketball Team Scout 

Robert Benson 

Media Studies 

Documentary Club 

Alison Berry 

Health Services Administration 

Tracy Binegar 

Art Education 

Amy Black 

Interior Decorating 

ennifer Blahnik 



loral Union 

Ashley Boccia 

Women's Lacrosse 

Michelle Boch 

Human Resources Management 


Lisa Bodrock 


Association of Women in Communications 
OU Advertising Association 
Alpha Lambda Delta 

Adrienne Boyd 

International Business/Marketing 
Alpha Kappa Psi 
Alpha Delta Pi 
Beta Gamma Sigma 

Kim Brakefield 


llison Brandon 

arly Childhood Education 

Rachel Brume 

Eric Bucher 

CampusTour Guide 
Judicial Hearing Board 
Tau Beta Pi 

Tiffany Bukoffsky 

Art Education 
Alpha Phi Omega 

James Butler 

Arts and Sciences 

Matthew Cady 

Electrical Engineering 

Amanda Camisa 

Organizational Communication 

Emily Canode 


Psychology Minor 
Criminology Club 
Psychology Club 
CAP Program 

Carl Capota 

Golden Key 
Research Assistant 

Morgan Carnicom 


Sigma Kappa 
Athens MidDay 
InterACT Athens 

Shannon Caro 

Retail Merchandising 

Kendra Cato 


Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Allison Cayse 

Delta Pi Alpha 
Mortar Board 

Heather Clark 


Air Force ROTC 
Arnold Air Society 

Jeffrey Chadwell 

Varsity Men's Golf 

Ka Lai Chung 


Athens Chinese Bible Study 

Jeanea Cochran 


Organization for African Unity 
Mercedes Modeling Troupe 

Vincent Coleman 

Visual Communications] 

. nanda Collins 
alth Services Administration 

Alicia Colvard 

Industrial Technology 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Willie Conley Jr. 


Singing Men of Ohio 
Microbiology Student Organization 

Jason Corcoran 


Angela Corrill 

Recreation and Sport Sciences 

Cynthia Coss 


Financial Management Society 

t drew Crawford 
f 'chology 

Amanda Cunningham 

Senior Class Council 
Student Senate 

Matthew Dailey 



Sherika Dailey 


Heather Davis 


Psi Chi 

Sianez Davis 

Spanish Education 

Adrianne DelCotto 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Carelme Volunteer 

Joel Delgado 

Industrial Technology 

Business Administration Minor 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 

Society of Plastic Engineers 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

Marisa Del Pilar 

Visual Communications 

Nathan Dempsey 


Reach Out on Campus 

Amber Dennis 

Management Information Systems, 

American Marketing Association 

Phi Gamma Nu 


Angela DiMarina 

Marketing, Management 
Information Systems 

Corporate Leadership Fellows 

Janel Dolan 

Political Science 

Patrick Donaghue 

Chemical Engineering 
Alpha Chi Sigma 
Marching 110 

Jennifer Downey 

Retail Merchandising 

Business Administration Minor 

Tim Dubravatz 

Alpha Phi Omega 
Intramural Sports 
Athens Video Works 

Kathryn Dumon 

Management Information Systems, 

Phi Gamma Nu 

American Marketing Association 


Michelle Dyke 


maid Eason 
•iustrial Technology 

Amy Ehler 


CARE Program 
Kappa Delta Pi 
Omicron Delta Kappa 

Kathleen Ellis 


Reach Out on Campus 

Ik: a 

Michelle Emerine 

Far// Childhood Education 
Kappa Delta Pi 
Chauncey Partnership 

Christa Engard 

Beta Alpha Psi 

Carolyn Ervin 

Golden Key 

I cole Evranian 

i ;d/a Studies 


I ens Video Works 

I npusTour Guide 


I I 

Jason Farmer 

Sports Industry 

Angela Faust 

Human Resource Management 

Phi Gamma Nu 


Beta Gamma Sigma 

Adrienne Fehr 



Women's Ultimate Frisbee 

Matthew Fenlon 


Michelle Ferrari 

Human Resource 


Kristin Finamore 


Jennifer Fisher 


Kathleen Fitzgerald 


Lindsay France 


Geology Club 

Katherine Fulton 


Amy Gabler 


Jonathon Gagai 


Catherine Gallagher 


Susie Gallick 



Society of Professional Journalists 

Allison Gamble 


Intramural Softball 

The Gathering Place Volunteer 

Heather Garrett 


Thomas Gentile 

Finance, MIS 

Club Baseball 
Resident Assistant 
Golden Key 

Angela Gist 


Gospel Voices of Faith 
Golden Key 

Jeffrey Goggins 


Financial Management Society 

Michelle Gonsiska 

Visual Communications 

Stephanie Gotschall 

Sport Industry 

Jacqueline Gourlay 

Retail Merchandising 
Alpha Phi Omega 
Fashion Associates 
Intramural Sports 

Nicholas Graham 


Stephanie Graham 


Charles Greenberg 

Biological Sciences 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 
Club Lacrosse 

Jennifer Greufe 


OU Advertising Association 

Sailing Team 

Alpha Delta Pi 

Julie Gribar 


Sigma Kappa 

Women's Panhellenic Executive Board 

Jennifer Hackenberg 
Management Information Systems 

Sarah Hamann 

Women in Aviation 
Alpha Eta Rho 

Shanah Hammock 

Political Science 

Alpha Phi Sigma 
Pi Sigma Alpha 

Stephani Hamm 

Community Health Services 


Student Alumni Board 

Eta Sigma Gamma 

Jessica Hanna 

Management Information Systems 

Tiffany Hard wick 


Residence Life 

Melinda Harris 


Multicutural Programs 
College of Business LEAD 

Matthew Harvaitt 


Alpha Lambda Delta 

Golden Key 

Beta Gamma Sigma 

Amanda Hayslip 

Human Resource Management 

Molly Heglund 


Natalie Hideg 

Women's Crew 

Nadia Hile 


OU Advertising Association 
Sigma Kappa 
Golden Key 

Elizabeth Hill 

Early Childhood Education 
Alpha Omicon Pi 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Meagan Hill 

Chemical Engineering 

Tau Beta Pi 


ravis Hill 

ega/ Communication 

Michelle Hirsh 

Phi Gamma Nu 

Michael Hoffman 

Specialized Studies 

OU Mountain BikeTeam 

Stephanie Holzapfel 

Health and Human Services 

Owen Hood 

Communication Systems Management 

lelissa Hough 


U Advertising Association 

Sara Hradek 

Health Care Administration 


Ski Club 

Alden Library Student Assistant 

Amy Hudson 


Phi Mu 

Order of Omega 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Catherine Hughes 

Arts and Sciences 
Model United Nations 

N. Austin Hughes 

Early Childhood Education 

Lauren Houck 


Marching 110 
Wind Ensemble 
Kappa Kappa Psi 

David Humeston 

Finance, MIS, 
Business Economics 

Residence Life 

Portfolio Management Group 

Jazz Band 


Kimberly Humphreys 

Social Work 

Kappi Phi 

Gregory Huston 


Phi Gamma Nu 
Intramural Sports 

Kimberly Irwin 

Marketing, Management 
Information Systems 

Laura Jackson 


OU Advertising Association 

Emily Jacobs 



Amanda Jacubec 


Athens Chamber of Commerce 


Tiana Jessie 

Health Care Administration, 

Long-Term Care Administration 


Residence Life 


Matthew Johnson 

Visual Communications 

Amanda Joos 

Hearing, Speech and 
Language Sciences 


Michael Johnston 


U.S. Army 

Lori Joseph 


Association of Women in Communications 
Delta Gamma 
The Post 

Bridget Kaminski 

Alpha Kappa Psi 
Corporate Leadership Fellows 
Student Alumni Board 

Lauren Kappa 

Organizational Communications 

Chi Omega 

Student Alumni Board 

Fashion Associates 

Craig Katz 

Sports Industry 

William Kennedy 

Civil Engineering 

Scott Kilgore 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

University Program Council 

Paul Kilian 

Alpha Kappa Psi 
Club Lacrosse 

Emily King 

Early Childhood 

Alpha Omicron Pi 
Golden Key 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Jennifer Kishpaugh 

Political Science, Pre-Law 
Alpha Delta Pi 
Order of Omega 
Rho Lambda 

Tart Kittle 

Middle Childhood Education 

Jill Klimpel 


Students for a FreeTibet 

Jitterbug Club 

Emily Kohler 



Sigma Tau Delta 

Kara Kostko 


Fitness Instructor 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Society of Professional Journalists 

Jennifer Kowaluk 

Visual Communications 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Women's Panhellenic Association 


Jennifer Lambert 

Athena Yearbook 

Kimberley Lamtaes 

Intramural Football 
Intramural Softball 

Tiffany Lamp 

Long-Term Health Care 

Elizabeth Lapka 

Sports Industry 

Carrie Lauer 

Phi Gamma Nu 
Golden Key 

Michael Lee 



Financial Management Society 
Council of Student Leaders 

Robin LeFevre 

Integrated Mathematics Education, 


Pi Beta Phi 

Jared Leiby 

Chemical Engineering 

Intramural Sports 

Samantha Lemaster 

Food Service Management 

Mary Beth Leslie 


American Marketing Association 
Student Alumni Board 

Lauren LeValley 

Electrical Engineering 



Intramural Sports 

Amanda Lightle 

Early Childhood Educatit 

Human and Consumer Sciences 

Janice Lineberger 


Marcie Linz 

Visual Communications 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Jessica Livingston 


m v 1 

Joshua Lodgson 

Interior Decorating 

Daniel Lowe 


Nicole Mackey 

Newman Community 

Kierston Mallernee 

Political Science 
Students Defending Students 
Phi Alpha Delta 

Steve Manalac 
Electrical Engineering 
Intramural Basketball 

Caroline Manley 

Alpha Delta Pi 
Order of Omega 

May Anne Marck 

Art History 

Kacey Marshall 

Retail Merchandising 
OU Fashion Associates 

Ryan Marthey 

Civil Engineering 


Intramural Football 

Laura Martini 

Hearing, Speech and 
Language Sciences 

Delta Gamma 

Lamar Martin 

Organizational Communications 

Danette Mascik 

Middle Childhood Education 

Angela Massimino 

Exercise Physiology 

Melanie Mastell 


Stacey Matoney 


Delta Sigma Pi 


Intramural Volleyball 

Susan Maxwell 

Sports Industry 

Delta Sigma Pi 

Ohio Business Fellows 

Intramural Sports 

Nicole Maynes 


Psi Chi 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Michelle Mazzaro 

Secondary Math Education 
Delta Zeta 
Order of Omega 
Rho Lambda 

Kristin McCarthy 



Order of Omega 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Erin McCracken 

Visual Communications 
ATCO Volunteer 

Jane McKenzie 

Art Education 


Kennedy Museum Outreach 

Programs Assistant 

Keisha McNeil 


Robert Metzger 


Sharon Metzung 


Association for Women in Communications 
Society of Professional Journalists 
College of Communications Student 
Advisory Board 

Justin Middaugh 
Mechanical Enginering 


Snow SkiTeam 

Shawn Middaugh 

Mechanical Engineering 


Alicia Miller 


Zach Miller 

Exercise Physiology 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Tennis Club 

Lauren Miska 

Political Science 

Lauren Miskewycz 

Chemical Engineering 
Alpha Phi Omega 

Travis Mohler 

Management Information Systems 
BetaTheta Pi 

Robert Moran 


Jessica Moskwa 


University Program Council 

Michael Moss 

Management Information Systems, 
Finance, Spanish 


Intramural Sports 

Christopher Mowder 

Visual Communications 

Athena Yearbook 

Christina Mullin 



Justin Nails 

Industrial Technology 


Kristen Nay 

Delta Gamma 

Matthew Neely 

Special Education 

Club Rugby 

Rebecca Norton 


Stephanie Norwood 

Biological Sciences 

Tri-Beta Honor Society 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
SI Leader 

Mahrya O'Connor 

Criminology Club 

Jelena Oliger 

Actuarial Sciences 

Ryan Opperman 

Janet Oravetz 

Management Information Systems 


Water Ski Team 

Habitat for Humanity 

Phi Alpha Delta 

Crew Team 



Kathy Jo Osman 

Alpha Delta Pi 
Rho Lambda 
Honors Council 

Lisa Owen 

Marketing, Finance 

Spanish Minor 

Alpha Delta Pi 

Corporate Leadership Fellows 

College of Business Connect 

Sara Paoletta 

Management Information Systems 


Erica Papp 


Golden Key 
Intramural Sports 

Aundrea Parker 


James Patterson 

Visual Communications 

Athena Yearbook 


Sara Payton 
Hearing, Speech and 
Language Sciences 

Intramural Sports 

Kathryn Peletz 

Special Education 

Golden Key 

Council for Exceptional Children 

Ann Peppard 

Human Resource Management 
Delta Sigma Pi 


Joseph Pierson 

Omicron Delta Kappa 
Alpha Chi Sigma 

Alex Pittman 

Geography Club 
Meteorology Club 

Edward Piatt Jr. 


Joshua Poland 


Intramural Soccer 
Intramural Basketball 

Kelly Posavad 

Early Childhood Education 

Brendan Reade 


Intramural Softball 

Intramural Basketball 

Student Conservation Association 

Christopher Reddick 


Phi KappaTau 
Athens Video Works 

•-..J u 

Danielle Reese 

Beta Alpha Psi 

Elizabeth Reese 



Student Alumni Board 

Campus Tour Guide 

David Rees 

Computer Science 

Julie Reichert 

Interior Decorating 

Vanessa Reif 


Campus Crusade for Christ 


Mortar Board 

Sandra Renn 

Alpha Phi Omega 

Rion Richardson 

Alpha Psi Lambda 
Sigma Alpha Psi 

Katherine Rife 

Hearing, Speech and 
Language Sciences 

Campus Crusade for Christ 


Phi Kappa Phi 

Tracy Robertson 

Biological Sciences 
Aerobics Instructor 

David Robinson 

Geographic Information Systems 

Marching 110 
Kappa Kappa Psi 

Chris Rogers 

Management Information Systems 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Andrew Roman 


The Post 

Theta Chi 

Society for News Design 

Lindsay Rosbrook 


Alpha Gamma Delta 

Kari Rosenberg 

Visual Communications 

Jacquelyn Ruback 

Political Science 

Senior Class Secretary 

Lori Rubenstein 

Early Childhood Education 
Delta Gamma 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Diane Rubin 

Interior Architecture 

Business Minor 
Women's Golf 
OU Design Group 

Jeffrey Ruzicska 


Psi Chi 
Golden Key 
Phi Beta Kappa 

Krista Sagers 

Athens Video Works 
Golden Key 
Intramural Sports 

Stacy Schilt 


Elizabeth Schmitt 

Art Education 

Kappa Delta Pi 

Gina Schoon 

Family Studies 


Jennifer Schutte 

Retail Merchandising 
Intramural Sports 

Tina Shalek 

Marine Biology 
Tri Beta Honor Society 
Golden Key 

Michael Shaw 

Accounting, Finance 

Robert Shinault 




Mark Shrout 

Wildlife Biology 

Stephanie Siek 

The Post 

Model UN 

Society of Professional Journalists 

Brian Silverman 


Matthew Sitchanoff 

Soccer Referee 

Carrie Slonaker 

Retail Merchandising 

Sara Smeltzer 


iecky Smith 


Bradley Smith 

Sports Industry 

Krista Smith 

Health and Human Services 


Barry Smudz 


Peter Snyder 


CARE Education Program 
Habitat for Humanity 

Gregory Sostaric 


Information Systems 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 


Snowcats Ski Club 


Richard Spellman 

ndustrial Technology 

Jaime Sprengal 

Psychology, Pre-Physical Therapy 

James Stair 

Sports Industry 

PhysicalTherapy Club 
Psi Chi Club 
Intramural Sports 

Megan Staley 

Psi Chi 
Golden Key 

Megan Starr 

Beta Alpha Psi 
Beta Gamma Sigma 
Ohio Society of CPAs 

Kathleen Schmidt 

Special Education 

Gymnastics Team 

DUSAC for College of Education 

Joshua Stegman 

Math Education 
Kappa Delta Pi 
Phi Delta Kappa 
Varsity Cheerleader 

Sheila Steinke 

Track and Field 
Women's Chorale 
Golden Key 

Shannon Stephan 

Chemical Engineering 

Society of Women's Engineering 
Engineering Student Council Representative 

Shawn Stepner 


Alpha Epsilon Pi 

Katie Straub 

Integrated Mathematics Education 

Sigma Tau Delta 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Karen Strejnowski 


Sociology Minor 
Intramural Softball 
Intramural Volleyball 

Justin Stuempfle 


Singing Men of Ohio 

Morgan Summa 

Interpersonal Communications 
Resident's Action Council 
Student Leadership Consultants 
Residence Life 

Tara Summerfield 

Early Childhood Education 

Jason Tackett 

Special Education 

Sigma Delta Pi 

Council for Exceptional Children 

Golden Key 

Stephanie Tasker 


Aaron Tate 

Exercise Physiology 

ew Thackeray 

'litical Science 


tens Video Works 

Camala Thompson 

History, Political Science 
International Affairs 
Democrats on Campus 

Russell Tigue 

Psychology Minor 
Club Baseball 
Intramural Sports 


Secondary Education 

Intramural Soccer 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Molly Tinker 


English Minor 
Athena Yearbook 
CampusTour Guide 
Golden Key 

John Tompkins 

Systems Management 


tmputer Science 

iss Country 
lege Republicans 
ithlon Club 

Daniel Towarnicke 

Organizational Communications 

Michael Van Lenten 


Jeanne Vemell 

Organizational Communications 

Ambrosia Walker 

Systems Management 

Tae Kwon Do Club 

Erin Wallace 

Sports Industry 

OU Sport Marketing Club 

Student Advisory Council 

Jeffrey Wallace 

Specialized Studies 

Maureen Wargo 

Chemical Engineering 
Omega Chi Epsilon 
Intramural Soccer 

Kimberlea Warren 

Family Studies 

Child Assault Prevention Project 

Patrick Watson 


Scott Weaver 

Environmental and Plar- 

Jill Webb 

Early Childhood Education 

Shalyn Weber 


Erin Weiland 

Communication Systems Management 
Kappa Phi 

Jena Weirich 

Interpersonal Communication 
Resident's Action Council 
Student Leadership Consultants 
National Residence Hall Honorary 

Sarah Welch 


Society of Professional Journalists 

Jillian Welsh 

The Post 
Ohio Journalist 
Golden Key 

Daniel Wendorf 

Human Resource Management 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Corporate Leadership Fellows 


Elizabeth Wessel 

Early Childhood Education 

Phi Mu 

Campus Recreation 


Social Work 

SSWA Volunteer 

Anne Whidden 

Alpha Phi Omega 
Habitat for Humanity 
Intramural Sports 

Alicia Whissel 

Visual Communications 
Athena Yearbook 

Johnathan Whitney 

Health and Human 

Maggie Wickline 

Visual Communications 

Robert Wight 

Organizational Communications 

Nicole Willaman 



Omicron Delta Kappa 

Golden Key 

Mary Williams 


Allison Willis 

Visual Communications 

Golden Key 

Kelly Wills 


Alpha Phi Omega 
Athens Video Works 
Women's Chorale 

Laura Wills 

Biological Sciences 

Michael Wills 

Electrical Engineering 

Sarah Winters 

Middle Childhood Education 
Kappa Delta Pi 

Dean's Undergraduate Student 
Advisory Council 

Shawnda Wolfe 



Society of Professional Journalists 


Sze Zela Wong 

Computer Science 



Tracy Woodall 

Interpersonal Communication 
Golden Key 
Lambda Pi Eta 

Marcus Wunderle 


Men's CrewTeam 

Jessica Yenser 

Hearing, Speech and 
Language Sciences 

Women's Crew Team 
Habitat for Humanity 

Amanda Yoli 

Art Education 

United Art League 

Elisabeth Yost 

Arts and Sciences 

Meredith Young 

Early Childhood Education 
Kappa Delta Pi 
Mortar Board 
Omicron Delta Kappa 

Allison Ziska 

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Mortar Board 

Jonathan Zenz 



Timothy A. Price 
James Rodgers 
Lureen Bailey 
Robin Fritts 
Joel Siegel 

Baker Center 

Educational Services, Inc. 


Lauren Studios 

Student Activites Council 

The Post 

The Post Technical Support 

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism 

Letter from the Editor 

Dear Readers, 

What you are holding in your hands is the result of many hours of hard 
work. Writers, photographers and designers came together to produce 
a publication that would aptly represent the life of the Ohio University 
student body. These staff members included students from the Schools 
of Journalism, Visual Communications, Psychology, Fine Arts and 
Interpersonal Communication. 

Although the staff was small, it was a committed group who was will- 
ing to take time away from classes, jobs and other commitments to 
show you the "Faces" of Ohio University. Through this effort, we our- 
selves have learned much about the character of the university and the 
individual faces that surround us. Each page within this book tells a dif- 
ferent story of a different group, and it was our privilege to learn these 
stories firsthand. With interviews and photographs, we have tried to 
capture the spirit, community, diversity and culture that exist on this 
campus. In turn, we have learned where we might fit into this picture. 

Ohio University is a special place, and each student that passes through 
makes a unique mark on its history and its future. I hope this book will 
help you to remember your role in this community of thousands and 
allow you to hold these memories close in years to come. 

Molly Tinker 

Colophon and Letter fron the Editor 


The 98th edition ofThe Athena Yearbook, "Faces," was produced by stu- 
dents at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, from August 2002-June 2003. 
The full-color yearbook covers fall through winter quarters in one hard- 
bound edition, and covers spring quarter in a 32-page supplement. 
Both will be either picked up by students or mailed in the summer of 

The cover and pages were designed in QuarkXPress 4.0 on Apple com- 
puters: two iMacs and a G3. Other software applications used include 
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and 6.0 and Microsoft Word. A 
Nikon Coolscan II negative scanner was used for nearly all photo- 
graphs. Others were scanned on a Silverscanner II. All pre-press pro- 
duction was done in-house with page negatives delivered to the print- 
er, Jostens, in Clarksville,Tennessee. Robin Fritts was the Josten's rep- 

Senior portraits were taken by a contracted outside studio, Lauren 
Studios, of Rochester, N.Y. The representative was Joel Siegel. 
Education Services, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., collected corporate advertising 
and was represented by Paul Wimmler. 

Four-process color was used for all pages. The font used throughout 
the book was Univers. 

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